Definition of hedgehog fungus in English:

hedgehog fungus


  • An edible mushroom which has a cap with a lobed fleshy margin, the underside of which bears downward-pointing spore-bearing spines, common in both Eurasia and North America.

    Hydnum repandum, family Hydnaceae, class Hymenomycetes

    • ‘The hedgehog fungus has spines under the cap that can be easily brushed off.’
    • ‘I was checking with my father-in-law who identified it as a hedgehog fungus.’
    • ‘The fantastically-named hedgehog fungus with broccoli and the old favorite of prawn with noodles were both well executed.’
    • ‘Others such as the hedgehog fungus have small teeth which are only visible when one looks under the cap.’