Hydnellum ferrugineum

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Hydnellum ferrugineum

30 October 2011 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Top shaped, upper surface velvety, whitish becoming pinkish then reddish brown, sometimes exuding red drops, to about 10 cm across

Spines

Decurrent, whitish becoming reddish brown, to about 5 mm long

Stem

Brown, felty

Flesh

Tough, fibrous, reddish brown, exuding a faint brown stain on exposure to an alkaline solution such as KOH

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

With pine

Spore Print

Pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores subspherical, knobbly (5.5-7.5) x (4.5-5.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored, club shaped, with drops. Hyphae lacking clamp connections.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Hydnellum ferrugineum

30 October 2011 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hydnellum ferrugineum

30 October 2011 Surrey. Side view showing the spines. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin