When: 2009-07-21

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

In Zone 24 quite close to one of those logs. The thumbnail and the last photo is closest to showing the true colors, with the subtle shift from orange to apricot at the top of the stipe/start of the folds. This took quite a bit of fiddling with the camera in the field, followed by a slight desaturation in Photoshop before it looked to my eye to be reasonably true to the colors I saw in the field.

The really strange thing is that this chanterelle was all alone. The nearest others that I could find were in Zone 05 and over 30m away.

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Aug. 12: some more had sprung up near those logs in Zone 24.

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C. roseocanus?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-27 01:10:38 CST (+0800)

But not listed in Mushroom Observer. Closest thing is C. roseotinctus, which I haven’t heard of before. C. roseocanus is one of the most common chanterelles in my area, especially near the coast under spruce. Not sure how much coast you have in Ontario, but still think the rose-tint fits the name.

The other photos
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-07-26 18:42:56 CST (+0800)

are of the same individual mushroom. For the last photo (from which the thumbnail derived) I tweaked the camera settings in an attempt to better reproduce the colors I saw in the field.

In the other three photos, everything looks the same yellow color. In the field though the folds looked a more apricot color than the rest of the fruit-body, and I tried to get the camera to take a picture that would better reflect that color. Unfortunately it didn’t work perfectly; the folds are maybe a bit too pink and the rest a bit too orange, though at least they’re not identical colors in that picture.

51076 & 51083
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-26 15:41:18 CST (+0800)

could be C. roseocanus. These should have a rose-colored area very close to the edge of the pileus, most often seen in in-rolled specimens such as these. But without specimens in hand or voucher collection, it is just a guess. The other photos do not seem to be of the same species in my opinion.