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Craterellus fallax Black Trumpet Mushrooms

(Craterellus fallax) Black Trumpet Mushrooms

  • Photos
  • Growth
  • Videos
  • Description
  • Edibility
  • Similar Species/ Variations
  • Look Alikes
  • Medicinal Info
  • Drying and Freezing
  • Recipes
  • References

Photos:

Brown Form:

Albino Form:

Growth:

Trumpets grow slowly and take about 30 days to mature. On the California coast they grow during the winter and continue to grow from mid-November all the way until March!

Videos:

Description:

Craterellus fallax is a species of “black trumpets” that occurs in Eastern North America where it replaces the European taxon Craterellus cornucopioides. C. fallax can also be separated by its yellow-orange spore print, where Craterellus cornucopioides has a white spore print.

Edibility:

One of the best wild mushrooms you will ever eat!

Similar Species:

https://morelmushroomhunting.com/species-list/chanterelles-and-trumpets/craterellus-cinereus-large-gilled-black-trumpet/

Look Alikes:

Medicinal?

A quick look at some nutrition labels may reveal the presence of vitamin B12 – for example, in the cyanobacterium sprirulina – however, what some foods actually contain is a biologically inactive form of B12, known as pseudo-B12. Vitamin B12 and pseudo-B12 are not the same; only the former is biologically active in the human body and therefore able to correct deficiencies.

Enter black trumpets: According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2013), black trumpet (Craterellus cornucopioides) mushrooms contain considerable amounts of biologically active vitamin B12 (1.09−2.65 μg/100 g dry weight), and may improve vitamin levels in those experiencing deficiencies.

Drying/Freezing:

Recipes:

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Wild-Foraged-Black-Trumpet-Mushroom-Spread-1340117

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Chicken-in-Black-Trumpet-Mushroom-Sauce-627159

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Thai-Rice-with-Black-Trumpet-Mushrooms-and-Chicken-518544

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Truffle-Risotto-with-Trumpet-Mushrooms-2355798

References:

https://mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/4920

http://blog.crazyaboutmushrooms.com/craterellus-mushrooms-black-trumpets-others/

https://www.mushroomexpert.com/craterellus_fallax.html