When: 2014-01-17

Seen at: Antananarivo, Madagascar [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available

Also seen here:


More collection information forthcoming.

No specimen saved (too tasty for science).

Species Lists


iPhone 4 Camera – Scale is 3.5cm in diam.
iPhone 4 Camera – Chaneterelles for sale along the road to the airport. 8000 Ariary (just under $4 USD) per basket. Photographed at 18°50’57"S, 47°28’40"E
iPhone 4 Camera – Prep.
iPhone 4 Camera – Chanterelle bechamel with onion and dry Malagasy white wine.

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our guide spoke to the young man selling them,
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-26 03:55:05 CDT (-0400)

but just enough to get location and habitat information, namely the host tree. we were driving to the airport and bought them from inside a moving car, so there wasn’t much time to chat. there are a number of eucalypt associating fungi in Madagascar (see references). it is a very non-native tree, and several species occur in the country, but is heavily relied upon for timber.



host tree is…eucalyptus??!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-13 14:23:34 CST (-0500)

did you talk to the collectors at all?

Dang, what a crazy mixed up world we human plant vectors have created for ourselves. Eucs…in Madagascar.