Name: Gomphus floccosus
Author: (Schwein.) Singer
Citation: Lloydia 8(3): 140 (1945)
Preferred Synonyms:Turbinellus floccosus (Schwein.) Earle ex Giachini & Castellano
Called the scaly vase Chanterelle. This is a vase-shaped mushroom with a strongly depressed pileus that can range from 4-16 cm wide and up to 30 cm tall. However, 15 cm tall is the average. The upper surface of the pileus is a pale-orange to orange brown base covered in darker-orange to red-orange scales. However, with age, the scales can become more inconspicuous and the upper surface of the pileus can take on a more uniform color. The flesh is thick and fibrous. The underside of the pileus is a white to cream color, darkening with age, with strongly decurrent, blunt ridges that fork, superficially similar to the blunt ridges of true chanterelles. The stipe is hard to separate from the pileus but can be up to 10 cm long and up to 4 cm wide. Spore print is ochraceous to yellow-brown. Spore size can range from 11-20 × 6-10 micrometers. Spore shape can be referred to as elliptic with small warts and wrinkles. Can be found singly or in small clusters in mixed woods, seems to prefer hemlock. Thought to be ectomycorrhizal with conifers. A fairly common species that fruits from June-September.