Observation 120814: Cantharellus roseocanus (Redhead, Norvell & Danell) Redhead, Norvell & Moncalvo

When: 2012-09-09

Seen at: Lubec, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

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thanks for your suggestions
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-04-10 00:32:39 CDT (-0400)

as I am just learning about mushrooms and appreciate the feedback. These photos were taken last Fall before attending my first local club and NAMA forays and workshops—so hopefully my photos and observations will improve now that I know what to do. These chanterelles are as described by Gary Lincoff on page 387 (color plate 308) of the Audobon guide. From his discription and other reference books (by Arora, Phillips, Kuo and others) I thought them to be of the Cantharellus cibarius group until the other day on MO when I saw that Tom Volks renamed observation 23149 Cantharellus roseocanus and his comment that all chanterelles associated with northern conifers seem to be of that species. In response to your questions they don’t have a frosted pink cap when younger—more egg yolk color. They are meaty.

your photos are kinda fuzzy…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-04-09 12:42:39 CDT (-0400)

which can make it hard to see features.

do these chanterelles have a frosted pink cap when they are younger?

generally stocky in shape?

the hymenium color could be a match to roseocanus.

Some nice clear close-ups of individual fruit bodies would help convince us.

variability in looks
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-04-09 11:30:03 CDT (-0400)

I’ve seen a lot of variability in these chanterelles over the years of picking them— especially in color which tends to vary from egg yolk to orangish or even slightly reddish tint. It seems to depend, at least in part, on moisture content and age.

Looks different
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-04-09 01:30:09 CDT (-0400)

Your photos don’t look like the material we collect in the West. MO has several good photos of the rainbow chanterelle from California that appear different. I read the Foltz article and it does say the it’s a common mushroom across the northern part of the US.

see 23149
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-04-09 00:40:32 CDT (-0400)

Darv, I’ve copied and pasted Tom Volk’s comment when renaming this observation as a result of a recent paper he and others published in Mcologia: “Our paper shows that norther(n) conifer associated chanterelles seem to all be this species, much more widespread than originally thought.” All of the chanterelles I pick each year in Maine are of this type and associated with spruce mainly.

Not shy at all!
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-22 20:36:17 CST (-0500)

Here they are almost always hidden between leaves. This has been a great year for eating them, and Hydnum repandum too, I found both living together.

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