Collection location: Albion, California, USA [Click for map]
Found under pines.
The micro-shot is of a spine at 1000x in KOH. There were elongate, 4-spored basidia, no clamp con. obs.. The spores are ellipsoid, warted/nodulose, with an ave size of: length – 6.14 +/- 0.29 (err 0.13) um, width – 4.68 +/- 0.24 um (err: 0.12) – q : 1.31 +/- 0.08, on 7 spores.
Putting this together with the orange colors on the top surface, the off-white spines, that darken in age, this is a good match for the descriptions of Hydnellum aurantiacum. The ave. spore size here matches well with H. aurantiacum, but also with just about all other Hydnellums, which lends some weight to the spore size as measured is believable.
This is a companion obs. to this one:
To show there are two different orange Hydnellum in California, and the measured details on these match with the descriptions of the two species from the east coast. (Although I am sure some people (and you know who you are…) will start the arguments that these are different than the east coast…)
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