Observation 110372: Hydnellum P. Karst.
When: 2012-09-15
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

This solitary mushroom was found in a grassy area of a mixed conifer forest. It seems to be immature, and I wasn’t able to find anything quite like it, at least as far as I got into the MO observations of Hydnellum. Any ideas?


The piece to the left is a view of the top, and the piece to the right is the cross section showing all of the needles, grass, and bits of wood that it has incorperated.

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
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Recognized by sight: Tooth surface looks brown.

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Thank you for the Sarcodon key.
By: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)
2012-09-19 00:15:53 EDT (-0400)

Don’t have time at the moment, but I’ll look into it. The background does look tan. I do have the material, and will try to get a spore print. The reason for thinking it was Hydnellum was the fact that it incorperated all surrounding debris into its fungal mass. Didn’t realize Sarcodon would do that.

The odor was woody.

Cool Find!
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2012-09-18 23:10:24 EDT (-0400)

Here is a helpful key that was kindly shared with me on sarcodon, if indeed this is brown spored specimen . http://www.svims.ca/council/Sarcod.htm

Did you happen notice the smell or taste?

Created: 2012-09-18 21:25:45 EDT (-0400)
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