It’s the second find I find this puzzling little fungus – first in Akademgorodok, and now several hundred kilometers to the northwest, near Khanty-Mansiysk.
It grows in rows and small rings (no wider than 1 m) in forest litter. Fruitbodies have caps and stipes but the stipe is often eccentric and caps are often fused together. The overall texture is identical to that of Hydnum repandum/rufescens, i.e. it’s a very fragile, brittle little fungus. There is no peculiar smell or taste, and the flesh doesn’t change color on exposure. They actually look like tiny Hydnums (2-3 cm in diameter at most), but the hymenial surface is more maze-like (please view large).
I tried Funga Nordica keys and asked several local mycologists but no one seems to know what it is. I’ll appreciate any ideas!
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