When: 2013-11-02

Collection location: Supramonte de Urzulei, Sardinia, Italy [Click for map]

Who: James Baker (cepecity)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: This mushroom, common name Rostfleckiger Chanterelle, was found on a foray in Sardinia led by Sardinian mycologist, Luigi Arras, who identified this mushroom.

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And other similarities to C. californicus
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2014-01-04 02:34:58 CST (-0600)

My first impression when I collected this mushroom was that not only the reddish discoloration (described by Rogers Mushrooms here http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/... as a rusty bruising reaction. Actually I found the Dutch name for the mushroom is Rostfleckiger Pfifferling or the rust stains chanterelle) looked the same as our local Cantharellus californicus, but the basic shape, though smaller, and muddy habitat with oak while beech was nearby too all gave it a similar impression. He also says the overall color gets darker as the mushroom ages. In my lower photo, the lower right side mushroom has a somewhat fresher appearance more similar to the coloration of the photos on the Rogers page.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-01-03 13:39:19 CST (-0600)

that red color reminds me of what we see and what we have been calling a “red rot” on our local
Cantharellus californicus.

Is this really a separate species just because of that? Or are there other characters, too?