Observation 8318: Sarcodon underwoodii (Banker)

When: 2008-07-11

Collection location: Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Seitzman

Specimen available

Collected under mixed hardwoods. Pileus irregular but nearly circular, about 8 cm diameter.

Phillips’ “Mushrooms of North America” gives the beginning of the season for this as August, but this specimen was old enough to have had the stipe largely hollowed out by larvae.

Likely to be mistaken for an Albatrellus at first glance. I have never seen this species in the field before.

The specimen resides at Clark University, Worcester, MA.



Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Mushroom of North America, by Roger Phillips
Based on microscopic features: Fertile surface composed of teeth, each approximately 1 mm x 0.35 mm. Spores strongly tuberculate (resembling popcorn), 7μ x 5μ.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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