Observation 82052: Cantharellus persicinus R.H. Petersen

When: 2011-08-07

Collection location: Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: North American Mycological Association (NAMA)

Specimen available

Voucher Number: NAMA 2011-032
Cantharellus persicinus R.H. Petersen
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Voucher Specimens are located at the Botany Herbarium,
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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A better name
By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2018-07-06 07:17:05 PDT (-0700)

Sorry, the information I have is limited to what I can see in a group of partially dehydrated mushrooms. The colors might well have changed after hours or days on a plate. If the fresh mushrooms were pinker and the cap tomentum was already concentrically wrinkled or rippling, Buyck’s new Cantharellus velutinus seems a likely candidate. If the tomentum only began to wrinkle with dehydration, species formerly lumped as C. cibarius would be more likely. A couple of those, C. phasmatis and C. deceptivus are supposed to pinken as they age, at least on the hymenial surface.

Thanks Mike!
By: North American Mycological Association (NAMA)
2018-07-06 06:39:53 PDT (-0700)

Do you want to offer us a better name?

If Buyck is to be believed, this isn’t C. persicinus
By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2018-07-05 19:37:36 PDT (-0700)

Buyck, et al. 2016. “Wisconsin chanterelles revisited and first indications for very wide distributions of Cantharellus species in the United States East of the Rocky Mountains” Cryptogamie, Mycologie, 37 (3): 345-366 reassesses C. persicinus and finds that the “real” C. persicinus is a very different creature than that shown in several field guides. Other of his papers in that same issue might suggest other taxonomic possibilities for these specimens.

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