Observation 87345: Craterellus cornucopioides (L.) Pers.

When: 2011-12-29

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: James Baker (cepecity)

No specimen available

These yellow specimens were found at the same location within about a 20-30 yard radius area that I have found similar ones the past 2 years.

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Unfortunately, I did not have a camera with me when the mushrooms were found. The photos were taken the following week.

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Recognized by sight: There were normal dark Craterella cornucopioides mushrooms scattered around the same area as these lighter colored ones though much fewer than last Jan 2011.

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yup, SP is a hotbed of these fun color morphs…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-02-03 11:41:28 EST (-0500)

as you noted by their location, they are undoubtedly coming from an individual mycelium, in other words, it could be an individual, below-ground fungus producing these breed-true fruiting anomalies.

we also found these “yellow blacks” in Mendocino this past weekend. it’s a good year for black chanterelles on the CA coast…the more that are around, the more oddities we see.

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