When: 2009-03-07

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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Recognized by sight: seems too stocky for formosus, plus no pinkish cast to gills; ideas? under doug fir but in the vicinity of pines…

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-09 20:40:45 CDT (-0400)

I suspected roseocanus (which is why I was hedging on formosus), but wasn’t certain. Thanks for the confirmation! You can almost make out a pinkish cast to the cap edge.

Of course, a chanterelle by any other name would taste as sweet…;)

Lovely chanterelles
By: Mycoamaranthus
2009-03-09 20:30:24 CDT (-0400)

but both color and stature argue against C. formosus. Bright yellow hymenium extending down stalk from gills and then breaking up into patches or scales is also suggestive. C. formosus hymenium is usually pale, can be pinkish but that feature is not reliable and is what caused that species not to be recognized for so many years; hymenium can also have yellow tint but not as often as C. c. r. If pines grew in general vicinity then that also argues for C. c. r. If no pines, then C. formosus becomes more likely.

Just C. formosus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-09 16:25:08 CDT (-0400)

Given the variable body forms of Cantharellus, you are trying to start a movement to split these into another possible species? You found them in northern CA, under conifers, and they are fairly vase shaped, just call them C. formosus.

Looks like
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-09 16:14:08 CDT (-0400)

C.subcibarius or C.subpruinosus but they were described from Borneo …