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Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Cinnabar-red Chanterelle

Family Chanthatellaceae


Potentially Edible
Reddish-orange cap with pinkish, forked, thick-edged ridges descending dull red stalk.

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Description

Cap: 1-5 cm (1/3- 2") wide. Convex to flat becoming shallow vase-shaped. Margin inrolled when young becoming wavy with age. Light pink to orange red.

Flesh: Whitish or cap color

Underside: Spaced, false gills. Colored like cap or lighter.

Caps and Flesh (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Cap and Flesh

Underside and Stem (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Underside and Stem



Stem: 1-5 cm (1/3-2") long and 0.5-1.5 cm (~1/2") thick. Thinning towards base. Same color as cap or lighter.

Spore print: White or pink.

Habitat and Range

On the ground in woods. Eastern North America

Season

July-September.

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