Observation 23714: Cantharellus californicus Arora & Dunham

When: 2009-07-30

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

There was substantial fog drip in areas of Point Reyes, which caused a few fleshly fungi to fruit in late July.
The pinkish tones were an artifact of the flash in this photo. The specimens were more yellow, especially the “gills”.

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Not certain
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-02 04:36:30 BST (+0100)

but that would be my guess. Usually the rose tint is seen at the margin of the inrolled cap. Sometimes there is a near rainbow of colors there.

Cantharellus roseotinctus = Cantharellus cibarius var. roseocanus?
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-07-31 23:59:38 BST (+0100)

If so, yes, I’ve seen many of the roseocanus variant among Sitka spruce up near Crescent City and Brookings, OR. area. However, these were near Douglas fir and I don’t believe we have either Sitka spruce or Western hemlock at Point Reyes.
Darvin believes these maybe are an undescribed variant of Cantharellus cibarius.
They do have a somewhat different look from the standard Cantharellus formosus but I don’t think they have the pinkish bloom on the cap which sets off the Cantharellus cibarius var. roseocanus.

Or Cantharellus roseotinctus?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-31 22:51:20 BST (+0100)

The camera may have caught the actual color. Especially if the collection was in close proximity to either Sitka spruce or Western hemlock. We find what I suspect is C. roseotinctus as early as July 4th on the Oregon coast near Cape Lookout – always with Sitka spruce.

Early for chanterelles
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-07-31 05:22:07 BST (+0100)

The caps lack the brown scales of C. formosus.

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