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 Add this item to the list   Sarcodon stereosarcinon Wehmeyer
   
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Remarks (internal):Data for the associated tree species is not available because no fresh material was collected during the study. Coker and Beers (1951) stated that this species (as S. brevipes) was always found under coniferous tree species.
During the study, I worked out of Highlands, North Carolina, for two summers, where the only collectiona of S. stereosarcinon had been found in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I was unable to find any fresh collections even after searching the exact locations where they had once sporulated. Unfortunately, therefore, the above description is based on dried material only.
Sarcodon stereosarcinon is very similar to S. piperatus and a review of the two is located in the Discussion section of S. piperatus.
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Sarcodon stereosarcinon Wehmeyer
Sporophore single to concrescent. Pileus up to 18.5 cm broad, plane to depressed, irregular, lobed, pubescent to glabrous, subzonate, leathery, often cracked or the surface was burrowed by insects exposing the inner context, pale orange (5A3), flesh (6B3), red haired (6C4) to camel (6D4), somalis (7E5) to fawn (7E4) at the disc; context up to 5.0 mm thick, not duplex, azonate, white (SA1) to light brown (7D5); taste none; odor none. Stipe up to 6.0 x 1.2 cm, central to eccentric, terete to attenuate below to a radicating base, bent or irregularly shaped, often bi- or trifurcate, scabrous from abortive spines to glabrous, concolorous with the pileus; context not duplex, zonate, concolorous with pileus flesh. Spines are up to 4.0 mm long, decurrent to the base of the stipe, crowded, pale orange (5A3) to red haired (6C4) or somalis (7E5), often brown (6E5) with lighter colored tips, very few were pale blue (21A3). Chemical reactions: context tissue olivaceous to nonreactive in ROH or NH4OH. Pileus trama hyphae up to 20.0 :m diam, inflated, interwoven throughout the context, unclamped; gloeoplerous-like hyphae up to 9.0 :m diam. Stipe hyphae up to 12.5 :m diam, inflated, interwoven throughout the context, unclamped; gloeoplerous-like hyphae up to 7.5 :m diam; skeletalized generative hyphae present. Spine trama hyphae up to 6.5 (11.0) :m diam, uninflated to inflated, unclamped. Basidia 22.5-32.0 x 5.0-6.0 :m (X= 26.54"2.70 x 5.33"0.41 :m), clavate, unclamped, 4-spored; sterigmata 3.0-4.8 :m long (X= 3.74"0.48 :m). Basidiospores 4.5-5.3 x 3.5-4.5 :m (X= 4.92"0.17 x 4.06"0.25 :m), subglobose to oblong, brownish; ornamentation tuberculate, angular nodulose; hilar appendage oblique.
Terphenylquinones: Thelephoric acid.
Distribution: eastern North America (Smith and Smith, 1973); specimens examined: North Carolina.
 
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