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|Species: Cantharellus cinnabarinus|
Cinnabar chanterelles are 1 1/2" wide and a bright red-orange in color. They have a wide stalk with a irregular-edged lobed cap.
Habitat & Range
The cinnabar chanterelle is found throughout the Eastern US from Maine to Northern Florida. It is also found around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and across the Midwestern US.
This mushroom grows on the ground and is micorrhizal with hardwoods. Micorrhizal fungi are those that have a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship withthe roots of trees or shrubs.
Cinnabar chanterelles are found between summer and fall.
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