Hydnoid fungi

As a hedgehog mushrooms not more closely related group of fungi stand is summarized in which the spore-forming layers are not increased by fins or tubes but by spines. The best known representatives are the edible mushroom hedgehogs, Hawk fungus and jitter tooth and the sting beards about the Hericium. Since the hedgehog mushrooms are taxonomically and genetically sometimes very distant from each other, they are an example of convergent evolution.