Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Thelephorales 
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 Scientific Name: Sarcodon imbricatus

Basionym: Hydnnum imbricatum L.: Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1: 398. 1821.

Sarcodon imbricatus (L. : Fr.) Karsst., Revue Mycol. 3: 20. 1881.

 Description: Pileus 10-15 cm, convex to flat, brown-black to black, with large shaggy scales, which imbricate concentric, margin incurved to inrolled, flesh thick, white, tough. Hymenium decurrent, spinose, grayish white when young, then turning to black. Stipe cylindrical, 5-6 × 1.5-2 cm, solid, grayish white when young, becoming black. Spore print white. Spores subglose with coarse round to flat tubercles, brown, 6-7 × 4.5-6 μm, I-. Cystidia not seen. Basidia clavate, 33-42 × 7-8 μm, with 4 sterigmata. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 3-5 μm across, septa with clamp.

Taiwan, Nantou: Patungkuan, 10 Aug. 1995, W.N. Chou, CWN 01153 (TNM F3765).

 Habitat: On soil in conifer forests

Europe, North America, and Asia.


Baire, RE. 1986. Bon, M. 1987. Chou, WN. 2000.


W. N. Chou

 Note: This species is edible.