These maps are compiled from the county location data reported on our facebook page, as well as from occurrence reports on iNaturalist, Mushroom Observer and Mycoportal. This is our attempt to pull in the distribution data from the hundreds of facebook reports of fungi that never get recorded on any other platform. Whenever possible, please record your fungi sightings on a user friendly site like iNaturalist. This page is a work in progress.
Chanterelles are nearly impossible to ID to species without microscopy at minimum, or often DNA sequencing. We have recorded distribution data on species groups. Nearly all of these groups certainly occur in every county in Alabama, and the counties not highlighted are just gaps in recorded data. If you live in one of the counties not highlighted, take some close up photos of your chanterelles and post them to iNaturalist!
Cantharellus cinnabarinus group
This group includes C. cinnabarinus, C. texensis . . .
This group includes everything in the C. lateritius group (the smooth Chanterelles) C. minor, and everything in the C. cibarius group. We also included the one county reporting C. persicinus. Lots of data lacking here.
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods)
Laetiporus (Chicken of the Woods)
Meripilus sumstinei (Black Staining Polypore)
Polyporus umbellatus (Umbrella Polypore)