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Winter Chanterelle

Craterellus tubaeformis


Slightly tubular cap, lighter widely spaced gills, cap orangish-brown, stipe hollow and orangish-brown. Growing in a mass.


mossy, rotting stump in the lower elevations of the Skyline Divide Trail, Mt Baker Wilderness, Washington, US. Northwest temperate rainforest.


Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by Trudell and Ammirati gives a description of habitat that perfectly fits my spotting but Wikipedia's photo is quite different. Maybe the one on Wiki is the European and Eastern North American one? Anyone have any better ID for this?

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1 Comment

birdlady6000 7 years ago

Here is a quote from Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest:
"C t is a small, slender, trumpet-shaped chanterelle with a brownish or orange-brown cap, hollow stipe, and penchant for growing on mossy rotten wood......Despite its size, C t is edible and considered choice by some. Its tendency to grow in large troops allows it to be gathered in sufficient quantity to be worthwhile." Sounds like it!

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.80, Long: -121.60

Spotted on Sep 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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