Horn Of Plenty
Occasional but usually found in large groups. They are very hard to spot among the leaf litter until you spot your first one, then if you are lucky, many appear.
|Common Names||Horn Of Plenty (EN), Black Trumpet (US), Trompette de la mort (FR), Trompette des morts (FR), Corn Llawnder (CY), Lejkowiec Dęty (PL), Sötét Trombitagomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Craterellus cornucopioides|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||7|
|Average Cap width (CM)||5|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Grey / brown to black. Does not really have obvious gills but slight ridges running up the stem to the edge of the cap.
Grey/black. Thin and fibrous.
You are unlikely to confuse this species with anything else.
Cream to salmon to yellow. Ellipsoid.
Taste / Smell
Excellent. Can be easily dried and stored for a long time.
A strong tasting delicious mushroom.
Found these in leaf litter along our lane in Kintyre, West Scotland this year and last year, (2018, 2017). Delicious mushrooms chopped coarsely and added to an omelette.
outstanding taste, beautiful mushroom. my first lot founded this autumn 2022. my fourth favourite mushroom. dries very well