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Scaly Vase Chanterelle

Gomphus floccosus


Fruiting Body: Vase-shaped and fleshy, developing a deep central depression; 5-15 cm across; up to 30 cm high but usually shorter (up to 15 cm high); single (very rarely with two or three caps sharing a stem). Upper Surface: Cinnamon to pale orange, or reddish orange to orange or nearly scarlet; covered with soft, darker scales that become more prominent as the mushroom matures; the scales fairly evenly sized across the surface (not smaller and dot-like near the edge). Undersurface: Shallowly to deeply wrinkled; shriveled looking; cream color or darker; often yellow near the cap edge when young; sometimes bruising purplish; running down the stem. Stem: 1-3 cm wide; not distinctly separate from the cap; colored like the undersurface; sometimes with yellow shades; smooth.


Coniferous forest.

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JC_Forester 10 years ago

Thanks bherath20.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

nice spotting

JC_Forester 10 years ago

Yeah, a first for me too. I have been waiting for chanterelle season and this was the first one I found. Not the usual run of the mill... :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Excellent! That's a new one for me. What a weirdo. :)

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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