Observation 118761: Cantharellus roseocanus (Redhead, Norvell & Danell) Redhead, Norvell & Moncalvo
When: 2012-12-03
No herbarium specimen

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27% (1)
Recognized by sight
-3% (4)
Recognized by sight: picked it and eaten it for the last 20 years. :)
40% (3)
Recognized by sight: Bright orange , more well defined “gills”. Locally common on the OR coast, under spruce.

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Samoa IS the PNW
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-05 11:15:55 CST (-0600)

even tho it’s still CA! those MR conifer hosts are gonna change the farther north you get…

Salt Point, CA roseocanus occurs with pine.

To paraphrase that old rock ‘n roll song, "If you can’t be with the tree you love, baby, love the tree you’re with."

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-03-04 18:42:41 CST (-0600)

only when young as Debbie mentions or in dry habitat, like Rocky Mnts or Cascades.

Here is a collection from CA under spruce, http://mushroomobserver.org/123261?q=16ocJ

I have more pictures, but haven’t posted yet, still working on going through Nov’s pictures, haven’t gotten to Oct yet…

By: Laurel (algoressister)
2013-03-04 18:31:23 CST (-0600)

I saw these in various phases, and never saw pink.
But I just started looking, so when they come back ?in the fall, I will start looking earlier.

stalk seems awfully thin for roseocanus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-04 18:19:36 CST (-0600)

and of course, no help on the cap color, either (quite frosty pink when young).

when roseocanus is young it is unmistakeable, like these there:


check for young members of this individual chanterelle in the upcoming season. that will give you its name better than a single blade of a blown-out fruit body.

PNW Key Council sez formosus has the really deep gill ridges. colors can vary.
Hemlock is one of its preferred trees.

C. roseocanus grows with pine, in N. CA at least.

Not always easy to slap a name on these similar mushrooms.

By: Laurel (algoressister)
2013-03-04 17:07:17 CST (-0600)

I found these around my home, under the many, huge, hemlock… Amongst, and poking out of, the deep forest litter.

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