Cantharellus aff confluens- (Smooth Chanterelle)

Smooth Chanterelles are large up to hand sized, they are usually clumping together. I’ve used the name aff. confluens as- looks most similar to the subtropical Chanterelle from South America. Confluens means fused at the base. These Chanterelles are often smooth and sometimes with interlocking veins. They are a Summer time Chanterelle.

DNA results have been entered to GenBank.

ITS = 155bp ok, 95% close to Cantharellus formosus (MG953986) and other species
LSU = 660bp ok, 99.70% Cantharellus sp. (KP311393) from specimen BRI
AQ 807954, only 97% close to C. formosus

There was a dirty patch in the sequence so would be worth running it again.

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Here are some typical smooth Chanterelles, lacking the folds.

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Partly with folds and partly without.

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Three mushrooms fused at the base.

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Found hiding under the mulch in mixed forest of Eucalyptus and Casuarina.

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Usually in time with the Bunyas, Jan-Feb subtropics.

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Cantharellus confluens

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