When: 2006-09-30

Collection location: South Lake Tahoe, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Here is the species list from the Echo Summit foray in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This is a yearly event put on by the Fungus Fed. of Santa Cruz, and many thanks to the organizers, which put on a great weekend for all invovled. But the weekend was a bad one for mushroom hunting, it was very dry, and there were more dried out species found than fresh ones. But still almost 40 species were found fresh enough to id., although I was told on a normal year it would be over 60, and 100 on a good year.

Species Lists


Also kinda dried out. People found a few of these, some fairly large. They were chopped up and eaten with roasted potatoes on Sat. night. Not bad, but nothing to write home about, I ate a good few of them, would probably do it again.

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Used references: See discussion of Sarcodon imbricatus and S. squamosus on this site. Based on the location, it is far more likely that this collection was associated with pine than spruce. Hence this proposed id.

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Orthographic error and misidentification
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-12-27 21:31:29 CST (-0600)

Although Arora lists Sarcodon imbricatum, this is an orthographic error. Sarcodon is masculine, so it should S. imbricatus. However, in this case, that name is unlikely to be correct since S. imbricatus is associated with spruce. S. squamosus is a similar species that is associated with pine. Notes on the taste would also help to confirm this id.