Observation 141028: Sarcodon Quél. ex P. Karst.
When: 2013-07-25
Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen
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On mossy ground under balsam fir in mixed woods. Cap 15-20 cm., irregular, pitted, lumpy, purple/red/brown. Gray brown spines of about 3 mm. Stem 3 cm. × 3 cm. Flesh of cap cream and firm. Flesh of stem gray and tough.

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Thanks, Eric
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-11 12:25:29 PDT (-0700)

for the proposal but after studying the Hydnellums and Sarcodons on the foray table at NEMF over the last few days I agree with Irene on Sarcondon as the Hydnellums are much tougher and zonate. This obs agrees with S. stereosarcinon on the table in all respects except the cap color which is somewhat darker in this specimen.

Thanks, Irene
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-01 05:06:17 PDT (-0700)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-08-01 05:00:28 PDT (-0700)

Hydnellum has a tougher flesh, with a more fibrous character and usually more or less zonate, mostly darker too.

Hi Irene,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-01 04:39:10 PDT (-0700)

I am new to this so can you tell me why you think it’s Sarcodon rather than Hydnellum?



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