Observation 31786: Cantharellus cascadensis Dunham, O’Dell & R. Molina

When: 2009-11-28

Collection location: Wilder Ridge, Humboldt Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available


After a good day of collecting edibles with my brother at the Ridge…
After a good day of collecting edibles with my brother at the Ridge…

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing under mixed tanoak and Douglas fir.
75% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Large clavate stipe, cap color (seen here http://mushroomobserver.org/images/960/73607.jpg ) colors are a little off because of artificial light, generally paler underside, yoke yellow cap with paler patches.

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second photo…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-01 11:15:41 CDT (-0400)

is a mixed collection. but I understand that your primary photo is the first one of the chanties.

Mixed collection?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-10-01 06:57:50 CDT (-0400)

Not sure what you mean. Obviously the big table shots are mixed and that is clear if you go to those images. The top shot, however, are just Cantharellus and I would consider them the same species, but I don’t have much experience separating out all these new fangled CA golden chanterelles yet.

“cryptic chanterelles” can be tricky to ID…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-03 14:10:43 CDT (-0400)

here’s a description from Mike Beug, who has been studying these for decades, on the PNW Key Council page on chanties:


Many of these gross morpho features used to separate out the golden chanterlle sp. can be ambiguous. Still, with the location (Humboldt) and host tree (Douglas Fir) and general gestalt, cascadensis looks to be a pretty good ID.

But isn’t this a MIXED collection, Nathan? ;)

A good day, indeed. Hope Mom didn’t have to clean ’em all! ;)

Agree with the description given for C. cascadensis
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-03-24 23:17:59 CDT (-0400)

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