Observation 207541: Sarcodon fennicus (P. Karst.) P. Karst.
When: 2015-06-19

Notes: CAP 5-12 cm broad, reddish brown, smooth becoming wavy at margin(more white tipped at edge), red, chocolate brown with orange red interior.

SPINES 0.3-0.5 cm long, pale buff, grayish with darker brown tips. STEM rather long, blue-green to blackish olive or blackish at base and anywhere handled(especially cap margins). ODOR pleasant: like G. applanatum but less sweet).

TASTE: Extremely bitter(akin to L.officinalis after taste).

MICRO: Spores 5.5-6.6 × 6.8-7 um, nearly round, tuberculate.

Fruiting beneath Western hemlock and Douglas fir. Old growth and saplings mostly.

Temp: upper 70’s.

Multiple images over 3-4 days: progression of drying and Microscopy work.

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In situ(smooth cap with dripping reddish juice), and post image of initial snapping off of cap margin.
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In situ(smooth cap with dripping reddish juice), and post image of initial snapping off of cap margin.
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Cap: after drying for a few days on the back patio.
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Spines lightening, blacker at tips. Margin black where handled, slightly wavy. Spore printing.
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Wavy cap margin, light in color toward tip(blackening where handled).
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Wavy cap margin, light in color toward tip(blackening where handled).
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Microscopy performed on 6/24/15.
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Microscopy performed on 6/24/15.
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Microscopy performed on 6/24/15.
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Microscopy performed on 6/24/15.
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Proposed Names

85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Based on microscopic features: nearly round, tuberculate.
Based on chemical features: Meltzer.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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