When: 2013-04-04

Collection location: Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Aptos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)

No specimen available

Growing amongst Redwoods and Tanoak.


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Recognized by sight: hymenium looks yellowish..

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Updates to taxonomy
By: matthewfoltz
2013-06-17 11:10:13 CDT (-0400)

Matheny et al. (2010) nullified the decision of Dahlman et al (2000) to combine Craterellus cornucopioides with Craterellus fallax, sighting evidence that the two have different colored spore prints, the nLSU DNA in Dahlman’s study was NOT identical between the species, and Matheny et al’s ITS DNA was able to reliably differentiate them.

Thank you for the link
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-04-04 15:46:22 CDT (-0400)

I need to vastly expand my resources.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-04-04 15:38:36 CDT (-0400)

but there are at least three separate species in the complex, genetically quite different from each other, cornucopioides mainly a european species. I think the text in MushroomExpert is outdated (2006)…

Take a look at this:

If I understand it right, there’s a tiny one that has been named “Pseudocraterellus hesleri”.

The seperation of those 2 species confuses me…
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-04-04 14:53:02 CDT (-0400)

From Mushroom Expert:
“Thus, we can forget about ‘Craterellus fallax,’ separated on the basis of its salmon buff or yellowish spore print… … If your Craterellus has a smooth under surface and is not a tiny little thing (under 2 cm across), the odds are now high that you have collected Craterellus cornucopioides.”

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