Observation 145753: Craterellus tubaeformis (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2013-09-09

Seen at: Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Could be more than one collection. We ate these and they were quite good.

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Hello, Terri…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-09-17 17:25:12 PDT (-0700)

Thank you for your comment. I am not familiar with C. tubaeformis, as it doesn’t seem to grow in NJ, and this was my first time seeing/collecting it. On the other hand, I’ve seen C. ignicolor fruiting in some NJ habitats, but nowhere in the quantities typical of our yellow chanterelles (smooth and cibarius-type). We found many more yellow-footed chanterelles and they become part of our little mycophagy session at Eagle Hill. I think someone at EHI was throwing both names around, so maybe there were mixed collections or not enough certainty in the ID. I miss Maine already — I had a great time there with the Bessettes and the rest of the gang. Also, it seems like we were finding more mushrooms toward the end of our stay there. NJ has been rather dry, and there is no significant rain in the forecast till early October.

Hi Igor
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-09-17 16:56:19 PDT (-0700)

We just found a large fruiting of these as well which we ate and enjoyed. I’m curious whether or not yours had the center perforation? What we found 3 weeks ago (obs 143844) did not but it was a very small sample and very early (C. ignicolor was fruiting in large numbers then) but with the characteristic brown cap, grayish veined folds and yellow brown stem. The large fruiting we found 2 days ago was the same but with center perforations. I find the literature to be inconsistent on this.


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