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Sarcodon fuscoindicus
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Habitat: Often occurs in moss near western hemlocks.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Although the texture suggests it might be edible, the odor and taste are unpleasantly farinaceous.

Description:
Edibility:

Although the texture suggests it might be edible, the odor and taste are unpleasantly farinaceous.

Identification Notes:

The dark purple-black color of the fleshy cap and stipe, combined with the reddish tinged spines that extend for a considerable ways down the stipe make Sarcodon fuscoindicus easy to identify. Other PNW sarcodons are pale to medium-dark brown.

Accepted Name:
Sarcodon fuscoindicus (K.A. Harrison) Maas Geest.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sarcodon fuscoindicus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Sarcodon fuscoindicus photos.

4 photographs:
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