Public Description of Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Schwein.) Schwein.

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Name: Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Schwein.) Schwein.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Cantharellaceae

General Description:

All parts red to pinkish red. Fertile surface paler than the cap.

Cap: convex to plane or somewhat funnel shaped.

Hymenium: blunt edged gill like ridges, cross veined. 1.5-4 cm broad

Stipe: equal, smooth, pale at the base, 2-5 cm long

Diagnostic Description:

Color is diagnostic


Eastern North America


Under broad leaf trees such as aspen, beech, oak and hickory.

Look Alikes:

Hygrocybe species




Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody


Current Name:
Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Schwein.) Schwein., Trans. Am. phil. Soc., New Series 4(2): 153 (1832)

Agaricus cinnabarinus Schwein., Schr. naturf. Ges. Leipzig 1: 73 (1822)
Chanterel cinnabarinus (Schwein.) Murrill, Mycologia 5(5): 258 (1913)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)