Observation 31395: Cantharellus subalbidus Smith & Morse

When: 2010-01-03

Collection location: Bon Tempe Reservoir, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Lindsey Simon (elsigh)

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We found this collection all relatively near to one another, but only in groups of two or three nearby to each other. In the field they looked really quite white (and we thought they were white chantrelle), but upon getting them home and cleaning them, they appear to be more pale yellow. They looked identical in structure to the goldens I saw in Mendocino recently.



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-03 10:39:20 CET (+0100)

How large were these?? I am guessing this is C. formosus, but I wouldn’t rule out C. californicus.

What trees were growing nearby? C. californicus grows under Coast Live Oak, can get very large, has a very mild or undetectable odour, and a more southern range compared with C. formosus.

C. formosus grows typically under Douglas Fir and Spruce, has a distinctly fruity odour, are a more average to small size (for yellow chanterelle), and are more common the farther north you go, especially into the Pacific North West.

C. subalbidus is really pale.

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