Sarcodon stereosarcinon Wehm.
no common name
Bankeraceae

Species account author: Ian Gibson.
Extracted from Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.

Introduction to the Macrofungi

Photograph

© Michael Beug     (Photo ID #14699)


Map

E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Sarcodon stereosarcinon
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Species Information

Chemical Reactions:
context tissue olivaceous to nonreactive in KOH, (Baird(1)), preserved context olive green in KOH (Baird(2))
Odor:
none (Baird(1), Harrison), absent to weakly pungent or farinaceous, (Franklin)
Taste:
none (Baird(1)), slightly farinaceous (Smith), slight, farinaceous, (Harrison), absent to mildly pungent (Franklin)
Microscopic:
spores 4.5-5.3 x 3.5-4.5 microns, nearly round to oblong, brownish; ornamentation tuberculate, angular nodulose, hilar appendage oblique; basidia 4-spored, 22.5-32.0 x 5.0-6.0 microns, clavate, without clamp connections, sterigmata 3.0-4.8 microns long; spine trama hyphae up to 6.5(11.0) microns wide, uninflated to inflated, without clamp connections; cap trama hyphae up to 20 microns wide, inflated, interwoven throughout the context, without clamp connections, gloeoplerous-like hyphae up to 9.0 microns wide; stem hyphae up to 12.5 microns wide, inflated, interwoven throughout the context, without clamp connections, gloeoplerous-like hyphae up to 7.5 microns wide, skeletalized generative hyphae present, (Baird(1)), spores 4.5-5.3 x (3.6)4.0-4.9 microns, nearly round to oblong, "angular, nodulose, brownish", "ornamentation tuberculate", hilar appendage oblique; basidia 4-spored, 22.5-31.0 x 4.0-5.6 microns, clavate, without clamp connection, sterigmata 3.0-4.1 microns long; cap trama hyphae up to 8.5 microns wide, interwoven throughout context, inflated to uninflated, without clamp connections, gloeoplerous-like hyphae present; stem hyphae up to 8.0 microns wide, interwoven throughout the context, inflated to uninflated, without clamp connections, gloeoplerous-like hyphae absent, skeletalized generative hyphae present, (Baird(2)), spores 4.5-5 x 3.5-4.5 microns (Smith), 4.5-5.0 x 3.5-4.5 microns, nearly round to oblong, tuberculate, (Harrison)
Spore Deposit:
[presumably brown]

Habitat and Range

Habitat
single to concrescent; Coker and Beers indicated that Sarcodon brevipes was always found under conifers, (Baird(1)), single, gregarious or fused, under conifers, (Smith), single, gregarious or connate, under spruce and fir in Nova Scotia, (Harrison)