Craterellus tubaeformis    (Bull.:Fr.) Quél. 

common name(s) : Trumpet Chanterelle, Tubular Chanterelle, Winter Chanterelle 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Cantharellales/Cantharellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

synonyms: Cantharellus infundibuliformis, Cantharellus tubaeformis, Cantharellus tubiformis 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Cantharellus infundibuliformis-tubaeformis, Merulius cantharelloides, Merulius infundibularis)  

edibility : edible, good

photo gallery of  Craterellus tubaeformis
photo gallery of  Craterellus tubaeformis potential confusions with  Craterellus tubaeformis toxicity of Craterellus tubaeformis genus Craterellus  

The cap is red brown to yellow brownish, convex at first, then soon lobed and horn-shaped or funnel-shaped, with a hole at its centre communicating with the stem; its margin is wavy, irregular and slightly inrolled. The cap surface is smooth to slightly rough, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is yellow to grey-yellow, groovy and slightly flattened, hollow, without ring.

The flesh is yellowish white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, of mould or iodine; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then grey, decurrent, but these are not gills, but forked ridges or veins, distant . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, more frequently in wet coniferous woods, sometimes under broad-leaved trees, on a rather acid soil, with spruce, pine, beech, oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 1.5 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 13 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 2 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : brown cap, funnel-shaped, often with a hole in its centre joining stem; fertile surface under cap composed of well formed folds and not gills, forked, sometimes connected, yellow to tin grey; yellowish stem; in damp and acid woods, more often with conifers

Craterellus tubaeformis is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Craterellus tubaeformis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Craterellus tubaeformis in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18