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Cantharellus coccineus (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 10 Feb 2019

Identification history

Fungus Cantharellus coccineus 9 Feb 2019 Paul Whitington

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Author's notes

cluster growing in leaf litter in mixed forest close to Allocasuarina littoralis. top is waxy, not sticky. apparently growing in soil, no buried wood found. no apparent odour. spores ovoid, 11x6µm, smooth surface. spore print white.

3 comments

Pam wrote:
   11 Feb 2019
This has the definite look of Cantharellus cocinneus, and this is what it would usualy be named. Though this species has shorter spores (6.8-9.2 x 4.9-6.4µm) and distinctive odour, even though faint. The spore size and colour of the fungus doesn't fit with any of Cheryl Grgurinovic's descriptions in her "Larger Fungi of South Australia' book My concern with this genus is that I'm seeing a fair bit of variation in specimens and I'm unsure if this is just natural variation within a species or that we actually have more species in Australia than we realise! The only way to start and clarify this is to dry specimens and forward them to DAR at Orange, where our state fungal herbarium is situated. There is a French fellow who is a world leading expert on this group who has offered to look at specimens for me in the past. If I feel something is like a species though maybe a bit different I sometime just put aff. between the genus and species names!Till it can be clarified. This raises the whole question of just how acuractor exact, our identifications can be from a photo, even when we are fortunate enough to have spores to look at, as in your case!
   11 Feb 2019
The 11µm number I gave for the spore length is the maximum in that field of view. You'll see from that shot that the spore size is quite variable. The smallest ones are only around 8.5µm long and the average would probably be around 9. So I'd be cautious about placing undue emphasis on spore size alone as a diagnostic character. The shape and size of a spore will also depend on whether it happens to be lying on its side or end on. My personal feeling with many taxa is that we should be happy to stop at the genus level - this certainly applies to many insects!
Pam wrote:
   11 Feb 2019
Good points well made

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