Hydnum repandum    L.:Fr. 

common name(s) : Wood Hedgehog, Pied De Mouton, Hedgehog Mushroom, Sheep's Foot Mushroom 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Cantharellales/Hydnaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

synonyms: Sarcodon repandum, Hydnum sinuatum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Hydnum repandatum)  

edibility : edible, good

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The cap is convex, then top-shaped or funnel-shaped, lobed, irregular when mature, with an margin inrolled a long time, cream whitish, yellowish to reddish, with a stem often eccentric, slightly deformed, white to ochre, staining yellow in the bruises especially close to the base.

The flesh is white, firm but brittle, turning reddish when exposed to air; its taste is mild to bitter; the odour is pleasant.

The fertile surface is made of whitish, slightly decurrent, dense, easily detached spines. The spore print is white.

It grows on the ground, in humid deciduous woods but also with conifers, in small troops until the first frosts, on a rather calcareous, but also acid soil, mostly with beech, also with oaks, chestnut trees, hazel.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 2 and 17 cm)
  total height approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  width of stem approximately 25 mm (between 10 and 40 mm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Hydnum repandum is frequent and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hydnum repandum in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hydnum repandum in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18