Observation 155796: Craterellus tubaeformis (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2013-12-17

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: no cross veins, yellow and few, more vivid color of underside and stipe
Used references: http://www.commanster.eu/...

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-12-18 06:35:52 PST (-0800)

The more you read more you get shuffled. There is almost everything about C. lutescens and tubaeformis on line descriptions.

Yes, but we are speaking of the “true” tubaeformis of Europe.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-12-17 17:01:37 PST (-0800)

I guess this one is not occurring in North America. Besides the genus Cantharellus should also be revised in Europe. There is more to the chantarelles here as we seemingly know at the moment. The mediterranean chants seem to hoard more species, even the northerners are suspect sometimes. Problem is that some of them are so rare the chance of finding them is tending to zero at least to my experience. What Elsa has here is tubaeformis in the original sense given one does not distinguish this hymenium color variant which can be found in one mycelium and in my eyes therefore is worthless regarding taxonomy.

By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-17 15:26:34 PST (-0800)

Our eastern US C. tubaeformis have brown caps as one of their most distinguishing macro features according to M. Kuo, see Kuo, M. (2006, February). Craterellus tubaeformis. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/craterellus_tubaeformis.html which is how I have found them. These seem more orange and remind me of our C. ignicolor. In the eastern US both are about the same size, found in the same habitats, have well developed false gills, and central cap perforations but the cap colors are quite different.


The pictures on the link
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-12-17 10:17:46 PST (-0800)

show C. tubaeformis var. lutescens. Whoever has determined them must have erred, confused the photos or does have no idea about chantarelles ;)

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-12-17 10:15:32 PST (-0800)

this is not lutescens (=aurora, xanthopus). It is C. tubaeformis. If you mean C. tubaeformis var. lutescens then it’s okay although I say this variety is not even worth a special name because when young the hymenium can be yellowish and stay yellowish upon age or get grayish which is the usual case. You can find yellow and gray within one mycelium.
C. lutescens has a more smooth hymenium, is larger, orange and smells somewhat like apricot with a slightly touch of soil and grows predominantly with limestone soil.
C. tubaeformis on the other hand has the hymenium shown in your pics, is yellow and smells less if even so, is smaller and grows mainly on acidic soil.

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