Observation 122282: Craterellus calicornucopioides D. Arora & J.L. Frank
When: 2013-01-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was the first time that no normal dark Craterellus cornucopioides mushrooms were seen in the same area. Actually only one medium sized group of normal dark Craterellus cornucopioides was found in a distant region of the park that day.

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Recognized by sight: Once again,these yellow specimens were found at the same location in a mainly Tan Oak zone of Salt Point State Park, CA that I found similar ones about the same time of year the past 3 years.
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Recognized by sight: Though Kuo states that DNA proves this to be one and the same as C cornucopiodes, it would be interesting for someone to note what causes albino coloring in any such species.

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Agree on color morph conclusion, but not because of DNA data
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2013-01-18 20:56:58 CST (-0500)

I agree Debbie,not because of DNA evidence, but rather my observation that in the past when normal dark pigmented Craterellus has fruited together with the yellow Craterellus, I have found clumps of mushrooms attached together at the base including dark, yellow, and mixed yellow and dark pigmented individuals.

I described these mushrooms to Elsie Vellinga and her reply on the DNA evidence was “In the study by Dahlman et al. 1 specimen of C. konradii was used, from Sweden. That study used very few specimens in general, and I would also like to see more evidence that C. konradii is a colour variant of C. cornucopioides.” So I have dried the mushrooms shown here and sent them to my former USDA supervisor, Dr Paul Bayman, now teaching at University of Puerto Rico in San Juan who told me that he will extract the DNA and sequence it so that there is data on record from North American yellow Craterellus.

let’s see…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-18 11:18:23 CST (-0500)

NO DNA evidence proves this to be a separate species/variety. We see these on a regular basis, often with both colors present.

just a color morph of Craterellus cornucopioides, IMO.

Thanks for offering this species name and the Kuo reference damon!
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2013-01-07 04:23:55 CST (-0500)

Kuo also has Craterellus konradii x cornucopioides (intermediate; Norway) on his Craterellus species list, but I don’t see a description. Maybe he means individuals of mixed yellow and black pigmentation such as shown in images 129230, 129231, 129232, and 129234 of my observation http://mushroomobserver.org/61713?q=y8T1 from 1-31-2010 which seem to bring up your question of how these color variants are formed.

Kuo’s “Craterellus konradii x cornucopioides” seems to suggest that the yellow and dark forms are two different species and that “Craterellus konradii x cornucopioides” would apply to the mixed pigment individuals such as the images I’ve listed above.

For some reason your name omits
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-01-06 13:50:08 CST (-0500)

the period after Pers. ?

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