Observation 100092: Cantharellus septentrionalis A.H. Sm.

When: 2012-06-23

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were found in the Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Caps were up to 3.8 cm across.
Spores were ~ 8.4-10.0 X 5.0-6.0 microns.
“Gills” were same odd color as the cap and had some cross veins.
Did not get a typical yellow chantherelle odor.
These may be just a color variant of the Cantharelles cibarius, but since there was a nice group of them and the color seems to be unique…here they are.

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Typical spore in KOH and Congo Red @ 1000X.

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field characters
By: Bart Buyck (notoleuca)
2012-07-30 04:54:12 CDT (-0500)

Hi, I think this is indeed C.altipes, which in comparison to C.tenuithrix (another southeastern ‘cibarius’) is more common, usually smaller, often more lemon yellow (compared to apricot yellow for tenuithrix), and has a more regular cap and a rather long stipe (from very young stages already) which can be white or yellow.
Under the microscope it is the opposite: altipes has larger-sized elements than tenuithrix. C.quercophilus, a third ‘cibarius’ also described from Texas, is more brownish and turns very strongly rusty when handled but is still only known from a single collection for the moment. Anyway, these chanterelles are often not easy to recognize in the field because they seem highly variable…

not helpful, noah
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2012-07-13 21:04:52 CDT (-0500)

why not just describe the macro characters (other than a long stipe) right here, if you know them?

Are there macro characters that set this apart from…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-12 20:45:37 CDT (-0500)

other cibarius types? These really look a lot like our local classic style chanterelles here in NE PA.

The article is not readily availble
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-07-12 18:28:19 CDT (-0500)

but a photo of the species by B. Buyck is here….

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-12 17:49:57 CDT (-0500)

if you have access to Fungal Diversity…

species description?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-07-12 17:37:05 CDT (-0500)
Thanks, fellas!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2012-07-12 14:11:31 CDT (-0500)


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-07-12 13:50:21 CDT (-0500)

Buyck, Bart; Hofstetter, Valérie (2011). “The contribution of tef-1 sequences to species delimitation in the Cantharellus cibarius complex in the southeastern USA”. Fungal Diversity 49 (1): 35–46.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-12 13:49:25 CDT (-0500)

The contribution of tef-1 sequences to species delimitation in the Cantharellus cibarius complex in the southeastern USA

B. Buyck, Valérie Hofstetter

Name not on IF…
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2012-07-12 13:41:35 CDT (-0500)


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