Observation 83564: Cantharellus formosus Corner

specimen still here, but maybe not for long! ;)

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: decidedly brown capped and chunky statured. several collections found.
57% (2)
Recognized by sight: apparently they can show a brown cap.

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It’s young formosus.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-11-29 22:08:10 MST (-0700)

they start off dark (some times) but become lighter and brighter in age.

this isn’t californicus.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-29 09:53:30 MST (-0700)

and the fruit bodies start out and stay brown.
trees in area: tan oak, doug fir, redwood.

not brightly colored enough to be roseocanus. not slender enough to be formosus.

tree associates
By: BlueCanoe
2011-11-29 09:45:03 MST (-0700)

I see conifer needles in your photo; did you note particular species? Were there oaks/tanoak around?

Do you think this is just a particularly dark-colored C. formosus or C. cibarius var. roseocanus, or something more unusual? Rereading Arora & Dunham 2008, they say that C. californicus can become “browner” with age and smaller in mixed forests, but that Mendocino Co. is on the edge of their range.

BROWN capped chanterelle.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-29 08:47:01 MST (-0700)

anyone recognize it?

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