Horn Of Plenty
, Black Trumpet
- cap is up to 8cm wide, with a hollow tube-like depresson, dark brown or soot-grey/black.
- in older specimens the cap margins are wavy/split, otherwise they are rolled out.
- fruiting body is funnel-shaped with smooth-looking but slightly wrinkled outer surface that is smokey grey with a lilac tint, and extends almost to the base.
- stem is very short, hollow, brown.
- grows on the ground grouped together under conifer/hardwood stands.
- appears in the early summer and fall.
- has a mild/pleasant taste and odor; cook before eating.
- an edible look-alike is Craterellus fallax, which is practically identical but has an orange spore print rather than whitish.