Observation 92588: Chroogomphus (Singer) O.K. Mill.

When: 2012-04-07

Collection location: Manresa State Beach, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Can look macroscopically identical to C. vinicolor and C. rutilus (which doesn’t appear to occur in the US).
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Red-brown to orange to ocher color, growing with pine, decurrent gills. Microscopy needed to assign to species.
Used references: Miller Jr., O.K. (2003). The Gomphidiaceae revisited: a worldwide perspective. Mycologia 95(1): 176-183.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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A bit slimey when fresh…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-11-19 18:17:09 PST (-0800)

but they work well dried and added to a tomato sauce. Not a lot of flavor, but good texture.

By: Nimmo (barky)
2013-11-19 00:52:42 PST (-0800)

Yeah – i guess they aren’t tremendously aromatic now that i think of it. This season i’ll give them a try.
Thanks Christian

They turn an interesting color
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-11-18 21:18:06 PST (-0800)

(fuchsia) when cooked, but are pretty bland.

Darvin have you eaten Chroogomphus?
By: Nimmo (barky)
2013-11-18 21:11:59 PST (-0800)

…personally I mean?
I keep thinking of trying it but I’d like to hear a report from someone.

Created: 2012-04-12 07:47:28 PDT (-0700)
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