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craterellus cornucopioides crna trubaca black trumpet mushroom


The cap and stipe of this mushroom can not really be distinguished, since it has a specific form of a trumpet, hence the name. The whole mushroom can be tall from 5 to 12 centimeters, and wide from 3 to 8 centimeters. The flesh of the black trumpet is thin and usually dark colored, the taste is mild and pleasant. The spores are formed on the outer side of the mushrooms and the spore print is white colored.


Chemical reactions

There is no significant data.


It usually grows in large colonies, mostly in darker and more humid parts of the forest. It likes deciduous forests, especially where beeches prevail.


Black trumpets grow from July to December, although there are years in which these mushrooms don't show up at all.



Edible and of good quality. It is mostly dried, since black trumpets have a very pleasant and intensive aroma when dry. Because of that, it is often added to various meals.

This mushroom, when dry, can be added to many different meals such as: cooked green beans, meat filled cabbage, meat filled peppers, meat sauce, tuna sauce, but to many other meals as well.

Similar species

The black trumpet could eventually be confused with the grey trumpet (Cantherellus cinereus) which is also edible, but is mostly somewhat smaller than the black trumpet.



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