identity of tiny cantherellus?
david at bartolotta.com
Sun Sep 15 03:46:22 EST 1996
dayjay at aol.com (Dayjay) wrote:
>Fruiting in profusion currently, northern NY state, on a mossy log, on
>non-mossy parts of the log, and on the ground in mostly conifer forest
>(log is prob. conifer but not sure), is a tiny chanterelle, with the
>larger ones being one and a half inches tall, and the cap being three
>quarter inch diameter. Many are smaller. The undersurface of the cap is
>orange yellow, and the stalk is simlar color but more orange. The stalk
>is hollow. The top of the cap is brown (like a yellow- brown). Some caps
>have a central perforation. The stalks are hollow. What is it and is it
>edible? Thank you in advance, Jayne.
Cantharellus infundibuliformis, sometimes called Cantharellus
tubaeformis, or Funnel Chanterelle, or Yellow Foot. A very tasty
chanterelle, though not as "toothsome" as the C. cibarius. Arora says
it is found: "On ground, moss, or rotten wood in wet conifer forests
or bogs, often in large numbers".
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