5 September 2021 South Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Rufous Hedgehog Fungus, Terracotta Hedgehog, Reddish Wood Urchin
Convex, expanding with age, irregular, smooth, orange to orange brown, to about 7 cm across
Free to adnate, brittle and easily detached, white, sometimes with a pinkish tinge, to about 5 mm long
Usually central, stocky to slender, whitish, sometimes with a pinkish tinge
Firm, pale pink discolouring yellowish
Late summer to autumn
In deciduous and coniferous woods
Spores subspherical, smooth (7.5-10) x (6.5-8.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 2 or 4 spored.