Growing below primarily oaks (some nearby pines) in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. July 4, 2018.

Sweet odor and yellow staining on the stem and lower edge of fertile surface.


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There was a mistake . . .
By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2018-07-04 18:31:59 EDT (-0400)

Several years ago, mushroom field guides were led astray by a mistake and identified the species shown in this observation was C. persicinus. Bart Buyck et al, straightened things out in a paper referenced in MO #321817. That MO observation shows the species Buyck’s work identifies as C. persicinus. Cantharellus velutinus, a new species he coined, has gently rippling waves of tomentum on the upper surface and comes in three forms, one of which is the “old” C. persicinus. But why change common names? Your mushroom has been known as the Peach Chanterelle for years. Long may it wave. I’m calling the true C. persicinus, the Little Peach Chanterelle.

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