False Chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (Wulfen) Maire  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on wood/needles/duff under conifers; also found on hardwood debris.

Description:

Cap: Orange overall, sometimes orange-brown with darker disc; dry; minutely velvety to rather smooth; flat-topped (funnel-shaped in age); margin inrolled; flesh pale orange. Fertile surface: Pale orangey-yellow to deep orange; decurrent, narrow but typically with
thickened blunt edges; forked; close. Stalk: Central to off-center to almost lateral; orange, usually finely hairy; dry; curved; tapers up (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 11 records in the project database.

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False Chanterelle (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

False Chanterelle (cap top) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

False Chanterelle (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a False Chanterelle specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2009). Elliptical, smooth, hyaline; measured 4.6 – 5.2 X 3.0 – 3.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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