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Veined Mushrooms - Chanterelles and similar looking mushrooms, with undersides ranging from almost completely smooth to veined, but never quite fully gilled. Even though they are not all related, most are mycorrhizal.


Cantharellus (Cantharellales) - the popular chanterelle, medium sized and stocky, coming in orange and white. Note the difference between chanterelle veins and regular gills. 5-15cm or so.

C. formosus grp - often west of the cascades. Uniformly orange.

C. roseocanus - a hint of rose in the cap? Veins brighter than the cap. Spruce and Pine.

C. cascadensis - often east of the cascades. Yellow fading to white in the centre, with paler veins. Stockier, clavate stem.

C. roseocanus - pale cap with a hint of rose. Veins brighter than the cap. Spruce and Pine.

C. subalbidus grp - starts out white but will turn orange in age.

False chanterelles

Hygrophoropsis - this gilled bolete has thinner blade-like gills than the ridges of a chanterelle.

Chroogomphus tomentosus - dry, orange and fuzzy. Another gilled mushroom very often mistaken for a chanterelle.

T. floccosus (bonarii) - orange, but paler more irregular veins, scaly and umbilicate. (Fully described below).

 

Craterellus (Cantharellales) - contains the very common small winter brown chanterelle and a rare (but very common in California) black chanterelle with barely any hint of veins at all, which might make it difficult to recognize. <10cm.

C. tubaeformis (infundibuliformis)

C. calicornucopioides ('cornucopioides') - Almost worth moving to CA for, where it is a weed. This is one of the only mushrooms I actually want to eat. (The others are candy caps and truffles).

 

Gomphus/Turbinellus (Gomphales) - related to the colourful Ramaria corals and to the Clavariadelphus club fungi. Up to 15cm or so. Their spores are wrinkled to warted.

G. clavatus - purple veins! 

T. floccosus (bonarii) - orange, but paler more irregular veins, scaly and umbilicate (unlike Cantharellus).

T. kauffmanii - brown, larger. Old, faded T. floccosus will be brown.

 

Polyozellus mutliplex grp (Thelephorales) - related to many of the tougher stemmed Toothed mushrooms (except Hydnum) and the Boletopsis polypore. The blue chanterelles, rare, growing in large clusters 15cm high and even wider.

Polyozellus multiplex grp

 

Also consider some gilled, club and coral fungi that range from practically smooth underneath to wrinkled or veined, one of which, Clavariadelphus, is not surprisingly closely related to Gomphus/Turbinellus. See the oddballs page for the whole list of moss species with poor gills.

Clavariadelphus truncatus - a "club" fungus (click through to see others). <15cm. Gomphales.

Arrhenia retiruga - white to pale grey, practically smooth underneath. ~1cm. Agaricales (Hygrophoroid clade). In moss. Saprophytic.

Muscinupta laevis (Cyphellostereum laeve) - almost a stem, unlike A. retiruga. In moss. ~1cm. May be related to the Hymenochaetales. Saprophytic.

Cotylidia diaphana - whitish, fan coral. <5cm. Hymenochaetales. Saprophytic.

Cotylidia pannosa - orange fan, somewhat coral like. <5cm. Saprophytic.

Stereopsis humphreyi - <3cm, true stem, and a cleft but not coral fan. Hymenochaetales. Probably saprophytic.

Thelephora terrestris - wide fans, <10cm. Thelephorales.

Thelephora caryophyllea - wide fans, small, delicate with fringed edges. <5cm

 

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