Observation 107346: Cantharellus lateritius (Berk.) Singer

When: 2012-08-27

Collection location: White Haven, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: pkjo (pkjo)

No specimen available

I found those in the grass and they didn’t have any specific smell. I would say nice mild mushroom scent. It didn’t stain and the texture wasn’t to firm. It seamed very delicate when I pick it up. Any help if that is Cantharellus. Is it edible?


Copyright © 2012 Karolina J
Copyright © 2012 Karolina J

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: seems to have several pilei on one stipe and a strange texture on the hymenium, and it apparently lacks the apricot smell typically associated with C. lateritius

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Hmmm …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-08-27 20:36:21 PDT (-0700)

I don’t know what to say about the idea of C. confluens. This looks very much like what I’ve always considered C. lateritius. The ones I’ve collected locally in NJ for years can grow into each other or stand individually and some examples can have subtle blunt “gills” while others inches away in the same patch are totally smooth. The apricot smell is subtle in the field and gets stronger after bringing them home and cleaning them.

Great !
By: pkjo (pkjo)
2012-08-27 19:09:58 PDT (-0700)

I wasn’t sure because of texture ( it seams to delicate ) but thanks for helping me :)

By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-08-27 18:57:11 PDT (-0700)

and choice! Just ate a bunch tonight. It’s the most common Chanterelle in my area and terrific.

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