Muskoka, Black Trumpet mushroom (Craterellus fallax)

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Black Trumpet a delicate mushroom. This is one of the best mushrooms to eat. It is very hard to see in the forest, because of the colour. If you find it, usually there are many in one spot. Horn of Plenty is another common name for these!

I've never picked these in Europe, but I know more about mushrooms now.

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Teresa Jankowska on August 17, 2010

nice photo - L

Tomros - Pano on August 18, 2010

Thanks Teresa, They were delicious - fried with egg.

I still have more for soup.!

Geezer Vz on August 18, 2010

Beautiful photo. These mushrooms are too pretty to eat. "Like." ~ Guy

Tomros - Pano on August 18, 2010

The thing about mushroom is, that you can eat them with clear conscience that you are not destroying anything!

You just cut them to preserve the mycélium (roots) and if you do not, they just disappear in 2 days anyway.


**omidka&Arman** on August 20, 2010

Very nice ♥ ♥ Like♥ 3 ♥

Tomros - Pano on August 21, 2010

Thank you Omidka for you visit and lovely comments + Likes.

Regards Tomas from Toronto

Zlatan Olić on August 22, 2010

doesn't look too attractive for eating by its color. before I read it's eatable, I thought it was one of those mushrooms you eat once and - never again...


Tomros - Pano on August 22, 2010

Actually, this is one of the best mushrooms to eat. It is very hard to see in the forest, because of the colour. If you find it, usually there are many in one spot. I never pick these in Europe, but I know more about mushrooms now.

Pom' Angers on August 24, 2010

excellent mushroom, I used to pick up tons of them when I lived close to forests where they grow from late summer untill early winter, in Eastern France. very tasty ! L a lot.

Jean Louis Capdevill… on August 24, 2010

En France ce champignons s'appelle la « trompette des morts " ... Il est moyennement recherché et se cuisine Frais ou Séché, il est souvent utlisé dans l' industrie alimentaire pour simuler la truffe dans les pâtés ou cettaines préparations almentaires . Jean Louis

Tomros - Pano on August 24, 2010

Common name for these is also Horn of Plenty. I found about a pound That Day ! "Trumpet of the Dead" sounds scary to me.

sergio lopez barreir… on August 24, 2010

Preciosas fotos, y aparte, esta seta en España se llama Trompetas de la muerte, son exquisitas, de comer, aunque suene mal su nombre es exquisita, al paladar

Tomros - Pano on August 25, 2010

Thank you Ricardo Sergio Lopez for you visit in Muskoka and lovely comments. Same name in Spanish and French.

Regards Tomas from Toronto

Mahdi Kalhor on September 2, 2010

Fantastic shot.


All the best from Iran,


joyfotos on September 5, 2010

Wow, how unusual and beautiful! I agree they look like they would be very hard to spot in the woods.

Tomros - Pano on November 22, 2010

Thank you Mahdi and JOY for you visit of this photo and lovely comments. The good thing Joy is, that if you find one, you usually find a lot as they seem to mature at the same time.

Regards Tomas from Toronto

Jean Gregory Evans on November 23, 2010


Tomros - Pano on December 7, 2010

Thanks Jean. This photo was voted as the ugliest in my gallery. But I am not upset, I ask for it! :-)

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

BL (Views? No, thanx… on February 15, 2011

Hi Tom!

Your trumpet looks quiet similar to out trumpet of death, which is a very spicy mushroom for sauses - So to handle with care ...

If you're further more interested in mushroom pictures in PA, I have to show you Fredy Huber`s gallery ...

All the best from The Old World, Bernd

Shain Paiment No Vie… on October 11, 2013

wonderful macro F+L

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  • Uploaded on August 17, 2010
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE20,X15,C25
    • Taken on 2010/08/13 12:12:01
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash