Observation 77086: Sarcodon Quél. ex P. Karst.
When: 2011-09-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing near an Atlantic white cedar swamp. Mostly hardwoods in the immediate area.

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Recognized by sight: Teeth, brown tones, distinct stipe, scaly pileus
43% (4)
Recognized by sight: the eastern NA hardwoos associate called scabrosus anyway…

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My opinion
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-10-22 02:50:39 PDT (-0700)

There’s a great need of investigation and revision of tooth fungi in general (Sarcodon and Hydnellum in particular, also Hydnum and Phellodon).
In USA, european names are misinterpreted, and several american names have been used on european taxa too, and they are probably all wrong..

I’m not sure why this has happened, but the species in these groups are very hard to tell apart by microscopy, but the leading experts back in the 70’s and 80’s had nothing else to work with (for herbarium mycologists not even habitat was important). It resulted in ID:ing by measuring spores and ornaments and using statistical probability… It’s about time to sort this out when DNA analyses are available.

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