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Edible Wild Mushrooms Commonly Found In Pennsylvania And Personally Eaten Regularly
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Aborted Armillaria
Armillaria abortivum
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Formerly
Aborted entoloma

Almost Bluing
King Boletus

Boletus subcaerulescens

Artist's Conk
Ganoderma applanatum

Bear's Head Tooth
Hericium americanum

Birch Polypore
Piptoporus betulinus

Black Trumpets
Craterellus fallax

Blewits
Clitocybe nuda

Brick Caps / Brick Tops
Hypholoma sublateritium

Cauliflower Mushroom
Sparassis spathulata

Chicken of the Woods
Laetiporus sulphureus

Chaga
Inonotus obliquus

Comb Tooth
Hericium coralloides

Common Laccaria
Laccaria laccata

Corrugated Cap Milky
Lactarius corrugis

Dryad's Saddle
Polyporus squamosus

Giant Puffball
Langemannia gigantea

Golden Chanterelle
Cantharellus cibarius

Hedgehog Mushroom Big
Dentinum repandum

Hedgehog Little
Dentinum umbilicatum

Hen of the Woods
Grifola frondosa

Honey Mushrooms
Armilleria mellea

Horn of Plenty
Craterellus cornucopioides

Horse Mushroom
Agaricus arvensis

Hygrophorus Milky
Lactarius hygrophoroides

Lilac Bolete
Xanthoconium separans / Boletus separans

Lingzhi / Reishi
Ganoderma lucidum & G. tsugae

Lion's Mane / Old Man's Beard
Hericium erinaceus

Meadow Mushrooms / Pinkies
Agaricus compestris

Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus

Purple-gilled Laccaria
Laccaria ochropurpurea

Quilted Green Russula
Russula virescens

Red Chanterelle
Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Rooted Oudemansiella
Oudemansiella radicata

Shaggy Mane
Coprinus comatus

Smooth Chanterelle
Cantharellus lateritius

Tinder Fungus
Fomes fomentarius

Turkey Tail
Trametes versicolor / Coriolus versicolor / Polyporus versicolor

Two-colored Bolete
Boletus bicolor

Voluminous-latex Milky
Lactarius volemus

Winter Chanterelle
Cantharellus tubaeformis
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RARE FINDS and/or QUESTIONABLE

The Prince ? or Almond Mushroom ?
Agaricus augustus or A. subrufescens
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Dentinum repandum / formerly Hydnum repandum

Hedgehog mushroom

These are real bonus finds when picking golden chanterelles. Color is very similar to chanterelles, orange, like a hunter's blaze orange outfit. When you find a bunch of chanterelles sometimes these hedgehogs will be nearby.
Sometimes while checking out a patch of blaze orange mushrooms that is seen in the distance you will find out that they are hedgehogs instead of chanterelles.
In the case of these mushrooms it is a great find.
In dry weather or when a bit mature, or both, the bright blaze orange color will fade some appearing as a washed out hunter's outfit, almost a chamois leather hue.
Photo of three hedgehog mushrooms - Dentinum repandum

Hedgehogs are in the mushroom group that are collectively called 'teeth fungi', hence 'dentinum' for 'dent' = tooth, teeth. '
Because of these teeth the group itself is usually easy to identify.
Note the brown bruises in the photos - one of the identification characteristics.
Photo of the teeth of a hedgehog mushroom - Dentinum repandum
Photo of the teeth of a hedgehog mushroom - Dentinum repandum

Injured, bruised or cut areas will turn brownish. Flesh is whitish. This cut-in-half sample shows the flesh, the spines and injured areas.
Photo of Dentinum repandum with brown injured areas.

A great characteristic of these hedgehogs is that they are a solid sturdy mushroom.
They are a bit brittle however.
Where most mushrooms would bend a bit the hedgehog will break. Grab a bit of the cap margin and you can break it like a cookie.
There is very little waste in the cleaning. Brush off the dirt, they can take some abuse.


Hedgehogs can take the form of a regular mushroom cap or have a wavy margin and be irregular.
Also, they can have a stalk in the center, directly under the cap like this one.
Photo of Dentinum repandum with a center stalk.

Most often the stalk will be off to the side, like the lower photo.

Here is one being held so you can get an idea of the size. The hedgehog is not a large mushroom, at least not those found in southwestern Pennsylvania. If you find 6 inch cap spans you are finding good sized ones.
Photo of Craterellus cornucopioides - Horn of Plenty

Taste is similar to the golden chanterelle. If you like chanterelles you will love these. Plus they grow in similar habitats. I have found these in hardwood forests with oak and lots of beech. I have also found them in pine needle duff.

Here is a batch of delectable collectible edibles fit for a king.
Photo of Craterellus cornucopioides - Horn of Plenty


Dentinum repandum / Hydnum repandum - A/K/A - Hedgehog, Sweet Tooth.
DATE - August 14, 2010.
FOUND - 'Allegheny National Forest' - Forest County - growing in pine woods. Also Laurel Hill State Park and Kooser State Park from mid July through mid September in mixed hardwoods, depending on weather.

Weather conditions were dry for several days. Generally the season has been dry during the end of July and Early August. The particular area in Forest County however is usually very dark and stays a bit more damp than most due to the thick pine tree canopy.

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