Gomphus floccosus, sometimes known as the Woolly Gomphus, is a cantharelloid mushroom. The genus has been determined to be polyphyletic, which will more than likely lead to this species being renamed in the future. The orange-capped vase- or trumpet-shaped fruiting structures may reach 20 cm high and 15 cm wide.
Adult fruiting bodies are trumpet- or vase-shaped with a scaly cap 5–15 cm in diameter and colored various shades of reddish- to yellowish-orange. The spore-bearing undersurface is irregularly folded or ridged rather than gilled and is pale buff or yellowish to whitish in color. The height of the fruiting body is around 8–20 cm, and there is no clear demarcation between cap and stalk.
The fungus appears to form ectomycorrhizal relationships with various conifers including Douglas-fir, fir, pine and Western Hemlock. Fruiting bodies may be found in coniferous forests in North America, particularly the western states in late summer and autumn. They are most abundant in rainy parts of the Pacific Northwest. It also occurs through Asia, having been recorded from Korea, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, and Pakistan.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomphus_floccosus - 25.06.2010
These mushrooms in a Canadian forest attract attention by the smooth transition from stem to cap, the very light developed gills and the intensive colour.