Observation 218714: Scutiger pes-caprae (Pers.) Bondartsev & Singer
When: 2015-10-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in the humus under Cedars. What appeared to be plant roots clung to this strange, knobby mushroom “root” or stipe. Could this have possibly been from a mycorrhizal relationship?

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By: Earl (EGLunceford)
2015-10-13 02:32:47 EDT (-0400)

Hey, thanks for enlightening me! This seemed like a bizarre one to me. Very interesting.

Doubt cedar is the host.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-10-13 00:59:21 EDT (-0400)

While cedar may be abundant in the area, suspect this is mycorrhizal with the spruce (twig shown in top of photo). Looks to be a polypore, with hymenium present on the edge. Could be Goat’s Foot (Albatrellus pescaprae) or similar Albatrellus species. This appears to be well-rooted, with scales on the underground portion of the stipe.

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