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Sarcodon imbricatus (Linnaeus) P. Karsten
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Yibailingba Gou. Off road from Xiangcheng to Daocheng, ca. 20 km from Xiangcheng. Gorge with steep slopes running perpendicular to road and tributary of Suoqu He. Vegetation of large Pinus and Picea and mixed smaller, broadleaved deciduous trees of Acer, Prunus spp., Rhamnus, Sageretia, Syringa, Betula, etc. throughout and large trees of Populus along stream. 29°3'30"N, 99°57'23"E; 3238-3440 m.
On soil under trees dominated by Quercus and Picea. Pileus convex with a depressed center, purplish brown, conspicuously scaly, covered with brown to dark brown, erect, pointed scales arranged more or less concentrically, and less erect toward margin. Hymenophore pinkish, spines decurrent, crowded. Stipe subcylindrical, enlarging downward, pale brown when young, darkening in age, dry, smooth, typically hollow at maturity. Context whitish.
Zai-Wei GE
82 11 July 2004

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