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Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Common Names: Cinnabar Chanterelle, Red Chanterelle
Cantharellus cinnabarinus
Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Hydnaceae
Genus: Cantharellus
Species: Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

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.

Life Cycle

Cinnabar chanterelles are found between summer and fall.

Featured image by James Dake


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