Observation 214124: Cantharellus roseocanus group

When: 2015-08-16

Collection location: San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA [Click for map]


Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

these are small chanterelles that grow at high elevation only. They are similar to our western “roseocanus,” but grow in tight clusters and do not have a pink frosting to the cap.

Taste only OK, not great.


alpine chanties; note BRIGHT hymenium!
marveling at a handful of gold
tightly clustered growth

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: the “alpine chanterelle”; bright, day-glow orange hymenium, pale cap, grows in clusters. stupendous year for these in both CO and NM.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: similar to but not quite the same as our PNW sp. See obsie 249372 for details.

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I think they are very likely roseocanus
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-09-04 10:35:03 PDT (-0700)

but don’t have the energy to argue with you

good call Christian.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-09-04 09:14:44 PDT (-0700)

these are not roseocanus.

Created: 2015-08-26 09:33:33 PDT (-0700)
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