British fungi - Keys

The genus Sarcodon

by Gordon Dickson

 

 

 

1

Cap with recurved scales

2

 

Cap smooth, cracking in central area but without recurved scales; stem base blue-grey, both externally and in flesh; with pine

glaucopus

2(1)

Cap scaly, stem pale except at the base which is blue-grey internally and externally; with sweet chestnut or oak

scabrosus

 

Cap with dark erect scales on a pale background; stem pale throughout its length; with pine

squamosus

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