MUSHROOM WORLD
www.mushroom.world
Your resource for fungi information
Sarcodon squamosus   (Scaly Tooth)
Family
Bankeraceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 10-25 cm diameter, stem 4-7 cm tall * 2-4 cm thick
Edibility

Description
Large, coarsely scaly, gray cap with dark grayish, spiny under-surface. Grows with pines solitary or in scattered groups, on soil in coniferous woods.

Fruiting body cap grayish, decorated with coarse darker gray scales, erect at the centre, more flattened towards the incurved margin, arranged in concentric rows; at first shallowly convex, then flattened or slightly depressed at the centre; at first whitish, becoming gray, remaining pallid at the base, equal or somewhat clavate towards the base, downy. Flesh white, thick in the cap centre, firm, full in stem. Spines at first white or pallid, then gray with purplish brown tinge, decurrent.

Sarcodon squamosus on the www.first-nature.com web site.



WARNING

If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.