Common Names: Shingled hedgehog, scaly hedgehog
Sub-category: Tooth Fungus
The mushrooms, or fruiting bodies, can be quite large in size. the brownish or greyish cap measures up to 30 cm in diameter and is covered with coarse darker brown scales. It is funnel-shaped. The underside bears soft, pale grey 'teeth' rather than gills. These are 0.5 to 1 cm long and brittle. The pale grey or brown stipe may reach 8 cm high and 3 cm wide, and may be narrower at the base and is sometimes eccentric. Its spore print is brown. It is associated with spruce (Picea), appearing in autumn.