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Taxonomy and opinions (Was Re: shiitake substrate)

Darvin DeShazer muscaria at pacbell.net
Sun Sep 10 17:32:00 EST 2000

In article 
<Pine.GSO.3.95.1000909174022.19233A-100000 at hollywood.cinenet.net>, 
Nathan Wilson <velosa at cinenet.net> wrote:

>I would love to hear what the state of Cantharellus names is for the west
>coast.  The in category of large orange to white Cantharellus I can
>consistently differentiate between seven forms based on color and habitat. 
>In the Northern California fir/madrone forest I regularly see one with the
>typical orange top and orange hymenium (tends to be the largest, up to
>2lbs and most common), a more slender and delicate one with an orange top
>and a pinkish orange hymenium, a more robust one with a yellow-orange top
>and a pale yellow hymenium, and a robust all ivory one.  In the pine
>forests there is a yellow/orange one which may be the same as the first
>fir/madrone one, but it never gets as large, and an ivory one that is
>distinctly smaller and more delicate than the fir/madrone ivory one and I
>believe stains a darker brown.  Finally, there is the ubiquitous live
>oak one all orange and of moderate size.

You missed the one with a blue-grey cap and white hymenium!!
I have photos.....looks like I will have to dig out the slide and scan 

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