Sarcodon squamosus

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Sarcodon squamosus

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened or depressed, felty, irregular, coarsely scaly, brown to reddish brown, to about 20 cm across

Spines

Decurrent, whitish, becoming brown with age, to about 1 cm long

Stem

Cylindrical to club shaped, whitish, becoming brown with age

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent, more common in Scotland

Habitat

With pine

Spore Print

Brown

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical with prominent warts (6.5-8) x (5-6) µm2.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species could be confused with Sarcodon scabrosus

Additional Photographs

Sarcodon squamosus

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Sarcodon squamosus

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Sarcodon squamosus

20 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin