Observation 102934: Hydnum repandum var. albidum (Quel.) Rea
When: 2012-07-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This collection differs from the H. repnandum that I collect around here in the following ways: Fruit bodies chalky white with yellowish stains, spines very short, spores 3.5-5.5 × 3-5. Taste mild.

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Thanks Walt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-26 21:05:18 EDT (-0400)

I ran across the name “Hydnum albidum” on Tom Volk’s website… a SE NA species. The report there says the spines are longer than expected for the typical hydnum mushroom, a contrast to this collection. Maybe the spines on the ones seen here (102934) are short due to weather conditions… hot and dry.

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