When: 2009-08-10

Collection location: Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: effdub

No specimen available

Bright orange in color. Does not have a “fungal” odor (no real odor to note). Supple, but dry, to the touch. Firm flesh, with an almost woody texture.

Several of these are growing in my front yard, which is mixed grass with 50/50 shade from several old-growth trees. These appear in small groups of 2 or three in a cluster.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Hopatcong, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA’ to ‘Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA’


For size reference.

Proposed Names

83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Looks like a type of chanterelle, perhaps C. cinnabarinus, although perhaps a bit large. How big is this one?
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: Based on the reported small size (1.5") and the color.

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By: effdub
2009-08-10 12:53:11 CDT (-0500)

This one is about 1.5 inches from edge to edge of the “cap”.