Observation 74669: Sarcodontia setosa (Pers.) Donk

When: 2011-07-25

Collection location: Dean State Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

I that I have seen at one of the NEMF forays years ago, the problem is I don’t remember which one or what this fungus is…

It was fruiting on the underside of an oak log in large crust like patches. The odor is strong, like rancid coconut.

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Don’t ya love it
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-08-26 11:24:07 CDT (-0400)

when authorities conflict. Index Fungorum recognizes both as legit. MycoBank only recognizes setosa. Some books synonymizes them. Ahh,the joys of taxonomy. ;)

pina colada?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-26 11:02:24 CDT (-0400)

Noah sez coconut, this website sez pineapple! S. crocea appears to be the European version of this rare fungus. Here’s a link:


The same?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-26 10:32:56 CDT (-0400)

Several books list them as synonyms.

NEMF Collection
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-26 07:26:48 CDT (-0400)

Here’s the photo from NEMF 2001.

They called it S. setosa – the pictures I found of S. crocea look much bulkier, and paler:

But MycoBank’s description says S. crocea is more frequent in North America than Europe, especially on maple trees.

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