Growing in Lodgepole pine woods at the border with Quaking aspen woods. Uncommon. Yes, the flesh is bitter! I felt it even after an hour.

Originally identified as S. imbricatus using the keys at:

Kuo, M. (2007, January). Key to major groups of mushrooms. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:


Lincoff, G. H. 1981. The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Later the name was changed according to Darvin DeShazer’s comment of 5 Nov. 2007.


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Sarcodon scabrosus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-05 21:45:16 CST (-0600)

The blue green base to the stipe is typical of Sarcodon scabrosus. See Mushroom Demystified color photo 165 and description in the text on page 620.