Purchased along the roadside of RN7 from a local vendor. Two species of Cantharellus are pictured: C. eucalyptorum (the focus of the observation) and C. platyphyllus subsp. bojeriensis. The latter can be seen in the silver bowl in the woman’s right hand in image one, and in in the four bowls on the blanket in image two. A separate observation exists for these at Observation 168337.

Substrate: in soil associated with Tapia (Uapaca bojeri)

Habitat: Tapia Woodland

Ecoregion: Madagascar Lowland Forests (AT0117) WWF | WKP

Collectors: D. Newman, J. Shay, E. Randrianjohany & R. Letsara

Collection #: DSN002b

Species Lists


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Proposed Names

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Used references: Buyck, Bart. “The Edible Mushrooms of Madagascar: An Evolving Enigma.” Economic Botany 62.3 (2008): pp. 509-520. Print
Eyssartier, G. & B. Buyck. “€œContributions a un inventaire mycologique de Madagascar. 2. Nouveaux taxa dans le genre Cantharellus.” Mycotaxon 70 (1999): pp. 203-211. Print
Ducousso, Marc, Robin Duponnois, Daniel Thoen & Yves Prin. “Diversity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Eucalyptus in Africa and Madagascar.” International Journal of Forestry Research 2012 (2012). Print

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no Jacob
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-09 12:44:47 CST (-0600)

phalloides came to CA with cork oaks, altho it might well have jumped to eucalypts in OZ. The Death Cap that traveled with eucs from their native land is called Amanita marmorata, the marbled death cap. Pretty mushroom, with plenty of amatoxins to belie that pretty face.

Here is what an Australian website has to say about the spread and hosts of A. phalloides:

“The Deathcap is common in many Canberra suburbs and can be found in most autumns near oak trees, with which it forms a symbiotic association. It is also well-established in several Melbourne suburbs and in some Victorian country towns near Melbourne. In July 2008 the Deathcap was found in Adelaide, at the Waite Arboretum in Urrbrae.

It is not native to Australia, but has been accidentally introduced from the northern hemisphere.

There is some evidence of it associating with eucalypts in Canberra, but this needs further study. It has been reported from eucalypt and acacia plantations in east Africa, and eucalypt plantations in Morocco."

Could you link to an obsie of your S. CA Aussie Pisolithus, please?

phalloides came with Eucalyptus? O.o
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-09 12:31:47 CST (-0600)

Anyway, not just that, we have oodles of MR Australian Pisolithus here in socal at least! Cooler than chanterelles!

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-09 11:38:50 CST (-0600)

now I have even more questions!

perhaps all of my questions will be answered
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-08 13:18:54 CST (-0600)

by reading Buyck’s article in Economic Botany, the mushroom issue:
“The Edible Mushrooms of Madagascar: An Evolving Enigma.

He states in the abstract: “The variety of EM mushrooms found in eucalyptus plantations is unprecedented outside of Australia and, for the most part, do not appear to be of Australian origin!”

Curiouser and curiouser.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-08 13:09:23 CST (-0600)

is eucalyptus native to Madagascar and Africa? or introduced?

just looked it up, it’s introduced.

are these chanterelles also found in OZ? and more to the point, how can we get them to colonize our forests of CA eucs??! all we got introduced w/MR trees were those lousy phalloides.

great pictures
By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2017-02-08 11:14:04 CST (-0600)

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