Observation 216970: Cantharellus formosus group

When: 2015-09-11

Collection location: Cascades along Highway 12, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Fruiting in moss beneath Douglas fir, Engelmenn spruce and Western red cedar. As we all know any cedar, or member of the cypress family are anti fungal for the most part and have too volatile of oils in root and bark structure for fungi to ever get associated. However, I have included Cedar and other species in my notes as tree associates- due to the fact that fungi will generally surround cedar root perimeters on a regular basis- especially when mycorrhizal host trees are networked with the cedar in question. For example, I always find Xerocomellus chrysenteron at edges of Western red cedar- where they meet young doug fir saplings. Especially in early autumn in Thurston CO., WA. Anyway, something to note when in the forest. Also, the best way(in my experience) to find the parrot mushroom(Hygrocybe psittacina) is to start in a cedar grove. Lots of interesting Geastrum come up in cedar thickets as well… Enough of the cedar ramble.

These Chanties are velvet edged, have a pink hue to the hymenium and margin, smell strongly of apricot(like most chanterelles) and were fruiting in mid elevation at the base of an old growth Douglas fir.

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pinkish hymenium.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-17 21:23:19 CDT (-0400)

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