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Stereopsis humphreyi

Distribution: As far as we are aware, S. humphreyi has been reported only from the west side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and the Queen Charlotte Islands in B.C. It probably also occurs in southeast Alaska and coastal Oregon and northern California; whether it occurs farther inland is less certain.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Stereopsis humphreyi is a rare (or at least rarely reported), but distinctive fungus. The shape of the fruitbodies varies, sometimes looking like a kitchen spatula and at other times like a small fleshless chanterelle. Formerly, the species was considered a type of chanterelle and its original name was Craterellus humphreyi. It grows on cones and other litter of conifers, especially Sitka spruce, in rather wet areas.

Accepted Name:
Stereopsis humphreyi (Burt) Redhead & D.A. Reid

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Stereopsis humphreyi in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Stereopsis humphreyi photos.

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