Notes: There was substantial fog drip in areas of Point Reyes, which caused a few fleshly fungi to fruit in late July.
The pinkish tones were an artifact of the flash in this photo. The specimens were more yellow, especially the “gills”.
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but that would be my guess. Usually the rose tint is seen at the margin of the inrolled cap. Sometimes there is a near rainbow of colors there.
If so, yes, I’ve seen many of the roseocanus variant among Sitka spruce up near Crescent City and Brookings, OR. area. However, these were near Douglas fir and I don’t believe we have either Sitka spruce or Western hemlock at Point Reyes.
Darvin believes these maybe are an undescribed variant of Cantharellus cibarius.
They do have a somewhat different look from the standard Cantharellus formosus but I don’t think they have the pinkish bloom on the cap which sets off the Cantharellus cibarius var. roseocanus.
The camera may have caught the actual color. Especially if the collection was in close proximity to either Sitka spruce or Western hemlock. We find what I suspect is C. roseotinctus as early as July 4th on the Oregon coast near Cape Lookout – always with Sitka spruce.
The caps lack the brown scales of C. formosus.
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