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:

Piximètre 5.9 R 1532 : le 2/10/2018 à 09:22:49.1906531
(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


Fresh basidiocarp
3-day old basidiocarp
3-day old spines
3-day old flesh
KOH on 3-day old cap
KOH on 3-day old flesh
MO 366388 Sarcodon spores unmounted 40x.jpg
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
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

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
No one has commented yet.

Created: 2018-10-02 10:06:33 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2018-10-02 12:53:58 EDT (-0400)
Viewed: 39 times, last viewed: 2019-08-11 20:36:56 EDT (-0400)
Show Log