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

Craterellus cornucopioides Pers., Hym. Eur. 431. 1874.

 Description: Pileus 3-5.5 cm, funnel-shaped to infundibuliform, brown to black-brown, shaggy-scaly, margin decurved. Hymenium decurrent, smooth or with vague longitudinal veins, gray to grayish black. Stipe equal, 2-2.5 × 0.4-0.6 cm, hollowed, concolorous with the pileus. Spores broadly elliptical, hyaline, smooth, 6.6 × 4.1-5 μm, I-. Cystidia not seen. Basidia with oil drops, 10-14 × 7-9 μm, slenderly clavate, 55-80 × 7-9 μm, with 2 sterigmata. Hy-phal system monomitic, hyphae 3-7 μm across, septa without clamp.

Taiwan, Taichung: Anmashan, 17 Aug. 1995, W.N. Chou, CWN 01182 (TNM F3793).

 Habitat: On soil in hardwood and conifer mixed forest.

Europe and Asia.


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


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is macroscopically similar to Craterellus cinereus, which occurs in the same habitat and season (Breitenbach and Kranzlin 1986). However, the latter differs by smaller spores and basidia with more than 2 sterigmata.