Observation 22369: Craterellus fallax A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-06-19

Collection location: Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: John S. Harper (jsharper)

No specimen available

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)
2012-07-05 20:45:49 CDT (-0400)

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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