Sarcodon scabrosus

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The above might be the first collection from Surey. 13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Species

Sarcodon scabrosus

Cap

Convex, then flattened or depressed, irregular, coarsely scaly, reddish brown, to about 15 cm across

Spines

Decurrent, brittle, whitish then purple brown, to about 10 mm long

Stem

Equal or broader at the apex, whitish, pinkish or reddish brown, sometimes blue green, dark green or black at the base

Flesh

Firm, whitish or pale pink, blue green to grey green in the stem base

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Bitter or acrid

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare, with most records from Southern England, Known from Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Scotland

Habitat

With Oak and Sweet Chestnut

Spore Print

Yellow brown to brown

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical with prominent warts (6-7.5) x (5-6) µm2.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with other Sarcodon species. The collection illustrated is the

Additional Photographs


13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin



15 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin