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When: 2008-10-16

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Notes:
This very large red-brown Sarcodon varies somewhat from Helene Schalkwijk-Barendsen’s excellent watercolor by having flattened scales and pale spines. It could just be very young, as well.

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Used references: Mushrooms of Northwest North America, by Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen
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Large specimen
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-17 22:26:15 PDT (-0700)

with cap cracking in lines similar to striations on a Mycena. Except these were just cracks. On top of the mushroom was about 1 inch of sand from the sand dune it was growing in. That might have protected the spines from drying out very much, and there had been recent rainfall, enough to keep the pavement nearby damp.

Definitely not imbricatus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-17 12:00:33 PDT (-0700)

It resembles Sarcodon leucopus, but I don’t know what other species you might have in Oregon.