Notes:
Collector: Joseph D. Cohen
Identifier: Joseph D. Cohen
Habitat: conifer forest
Substrate: soil
Nearest_Tree: Abies (Fir)
Habit: single
Taste: indistinct to very mildly sweet; when fresh becomes very slightly bitter, very slowly; when older, unchanging indistinct to slightly sweet
Odor: fragant, spines sweetish, licorice-like
Micro: Spores: brown, nodulose, round-elliptic:

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(4) 4.1 – 4.9 (10) × (3) 3.3 – 4.2 (4.3) µm
Q = (1) 1.1 – 1.4 (1.5) ; N = 20
Me = 4.7 × 3.7 µm ; Qe = 1.2

Other: Chemical: 3-day old cap turns dark brown with KOH; flesh olive-brown with KOH;
Staining: flesh flesh does not stain when cut; older flesh stains brownish (see photo)
Cap: smooth (no scales); diameter 15 cm
Spines: up to 0.6 cm; fresh spines have tips which are distinctly paler than remainder of spine
Stem: white

Images

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Fresh basidiocarp
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3-day old basidiocarp
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3-day old spines
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3-day old flesh
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KOH on 3-day old cap
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KOH on 3-day old flesh
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spores unmounted 40x
MO 366388 Sarcodon spores H2O 100x.jpg
spores H2O 100x (label in image which says “unmounted” is incorrect)

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Used references: Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2.1 (2015) (application, latest version downloadable at http://www.svims.ca/council/matchmaker.htm)
Based on microscopic features: Spore size: too small for S. leucopus, S. scabrosus; but S. stereosarcinon is within range.
Based on chemical features: cap staining in KOH, fragrant odor (could be var. odoratus); taste

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