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Chrysomphalina aurantiaca

Substrate: Rotting conifer logs and stumps

Spores: Fall and spring

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Chrysomphalina aurantiaca was described from a collection made near Seattle and is a typical fall species in the PNW, but also can be found in spring. Apparently it is restricted to the PNW and northern California. Molecular analyses suggest that the other two chrysomphalinas are related relatively closely to the hygrocybes and Chromosera, so presumably C. aurantiaca is too.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.

Accepted Name:
Chrysomphalina aurantiaca (Peck) Redhead

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chrysomphalina aurantiaca in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Chrysomphalina aurantiaca photos.

7 photographs:
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