Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Cantharellales 
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 Scientific Name: Craterellus cinereus

Basionym: Craterellus cinereus Pers. : Fr., Syst. Mycol. 1: 320. 1821.

Craterellus cinereus (Pers. : Fr.) Quel., Fl. Mycol. Fr.: 36. 1888.

 Description: Pileus 3.5-4.5 cm, funnel-shaped to infundibuliform, black-brown, smooth, margin incurved. Hymenium decurrent, gill-like ridges branch to veins, gray. Stipe equal, 3.5-4.5 × 0.3-0.4 cm, hollowed, smooth, concolorous with the pileus. Spores oval, hyaline, smooth, 7-8 × 5-6 μm, I-. Cystidia not seen. Basidia slenderly clavate, 40-50 × 7-8 μm, usually with 5 sterig-mata. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae 3-10 μm across, septa without clamp.

Taiwan, Taichung: Anmashan, 17 Aug. 1995, W.N. Chou, CWN 01181 (TNM F3792).

 Habitat: On soil in hardwood and conifer mixed forest.

Europe, North America, Taiwan.


Chou, WN. 2000; Breitenbach, J and Kranzlin, F. 1986.


W. N. Chou

 Note: This species is recognized by basidia with 5 sterigmata. Breitenbach and Kranzlin (1986) snyonymize Cantharellus cinerereus with it. However, the former is characterized by hyphal septa with clamp.