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A Rather Large Toothed Fungus. If I was living in the UK and found this mushroom I would say it is Sarcodon squamosus but since I am in BC, Canada it has to be S. imbricatus. The classification of this genus seems to be rather confusing at this time. This group was nearly half a meter across. Unfortunately there were no &ldquo;scales&rdquo; present at the time I took the photos.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85969/another_view_of_sarcodon_imbricatus.html" title="Another View of Sarcodon imbricatus."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/85969_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=ipukRapQcCjcM8XtQhUcAtxzVXw%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Another View of Sarcodon imbricatus. A large fungal mass.    Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Sarcodon imbricatus,Shingled hedgehog" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85968/the_teeth_of_sarcodon_imbricatus.html" title="The &ldquo;Teeth&rdquo; of Sarcodon imbricatus."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/85968_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=Xgz0jW4kJbN3xKw7IRp01XqgPy4%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="The &ldquo;Teeth&rdquo; of Sarcodon imbricatus. The underside of this fungus.   Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Sarcodon imbricatus,Shingled hedgehog" /></a></figure> Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Sarcodon imbricatus,Shingled hedgehog Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

A Rather Large Toothed Fungus.

If I was living in the UK and found this mushroom I would say it is Sarcodon squamosus but since I am in BC, Canada it has to be S. imbricatus. The classification of this genus seems to be rather confusing at this time. This group was nearly half a meter across. Unfortunately there were no “scales” present at the time I took the photos.

Another View of Sarcodon imbricatus. A large fungal mass.    Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Sarcodon imbricatus,Shingled hedgehog

The “Teeth” of Sarcodon imbricatus. The underside of this fungus.   Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Sarcodon imbricatus,Shingled hedgehog

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''Sarcodon imbricatus'', commonly known as the shingled hedgehog or scaly hedgehog, is a species of tooth fungus in the order Thelephorales. The mushroom itself is edible. Many sources report it has a bitter taste, but others have found it delicious and suspect that the bitter specimens may be similar related species. The mushroom has a large, brownish cap with large brown scales and may reach 30 cm in diameter. On the underside it sports greyish brittle teeth instead of gills, and has white flesh... more

Similar species: Thelephorales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Oct 25, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2019 14:10 in 729-753 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/10.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1250
  • 60mm