Observation 168232: Cantharellus texensis Buyck & V. Hofst.

When: 2014-06-17

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Growing in the Big Sandy Creek Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Spores ~ 7.0-11.1 X 3.9-4.4(5.0) microns, cylindric and smooth.
Q(range) = 1.98-2.85. Q(ave) = 2.28.
These had even longer spores(and somewhat wider) than what I found last year and also from what is in the Buyck paper. But not sure what else to call them.
I noticed in both cases my camera doesn’t seem able to quite capture the redness of the fruit-bodies.

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Spores in Congo red & KOH @ 1000X.
Spores in Congo red & KOH @ 1000X.

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61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Cantharellus Texensis sp. nov. from Texas, a Southern Lookalike of C. Cinnabarinus… by B. Buyck et. al. Mycologia 103(5) 2011.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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