Observation 22369: Craterellus fallax A.H. Sm.
When: 2009-06-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In mixed hardwood forest, in moss bank (not near stream). Hollow funnel shape, smooth exterior pore surface. None larger than 1.25 inches wide (flaring end) end or 2 inches tall. Seem too small to be Craterellus cornucopioides.

A comment by a more experienced identifier, and some more research, after posting caused me to conclude that I was probably mistaken in calling this C. calyculus — because the lower portion of the stipe of C. calyculus is solid, rather than a hollow funnel all the way to the bottom.

I got a faint spore print from the specimens, which appeared to be white. Though this might have been what has been called C. fallax, comments at http://www.mushroomexpert.com/... indicate that C. fallax is the same species as C cornucorpioides, and spore print would be salmon in that variety.

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Hi John
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-06 01:45:49 BST (+0100)

You know you can change your vote for C. calyculus don’t you? Just change it and ‘Update votes’. I am going with salmon spores = C. fallax, but this does not appear to be agreed upon in the obs. at MO.

It is dry around here. That will stunt anything.

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