Collected during the 2002 NAMA foray at Diamond Lake, Oregon.


Updated name from S. imbricatus to S. squamosus based on Darvin DeShazer’s comment on the observation.

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By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2006-07-12 00:23:51 CDT (-0400)

Based on Darvin’s comment and my trust in his mycological knowledge, I updated this to S. squamosus. I then asked him for more reference data and he sent the following:

Johannesson, Hanna, Svengunnar Ryman, Hjordis Lundmark and Eric Danell. 1999. Sarcodon imbricatus and S. squamosus – two confused species. Mycol. Res. 103 (11): 1447-1452.

It turns out they were named in 1753 & 1774. About 50 years ago they were lumped together and forgotten. Older books list both, like McIlvaine: One thousand American fungi.

Phillips, 1981: Mush of Great Britain page 242 is Sarcodon squamosus, not S. imbricatum. Pelger, Roberts and Spooner, 1997 also have a good photo of it in their monograph: British Chanterelles and Tooth Fungi.

Sarcodon squamosus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2006-07-11 02:00:55 CDT (-0400)

Sarcodon squamosus has recently been separated from Sarcodon imbricatus. This photo has all of the hallmarks of S. squamosus.