Patrick R. Leacock’s Description of Cantharellus chicagoensis Leacock, J. Riddell, Rui Zhang & G.M Muell.

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Name: Cantharellus chicagoensis Leacock, J. Riddell, Rui Zhang & G.M Muell.
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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Pileus yellow, margin when immature often greenish yellow; surface dry, glabrous to squamulose when mature. Hymenium orange yellow, decurrent; ridges with regular to interconnected forking. Stipe yellow. Staining brownish orange. Context of pileus and stipe white, solid. Odor and taste mild. Spore print pale yellow. Basidiospores 6–9 X 4–5.5 μm. Molecular sequence data from ITS2 and EF1a distinguish this species from other Cantharellus species.

Diagnostic Description:

One of many yellow chanterelles. Cantharellus chicagoensis often shows a greenish hue to the margin when young. The pileus center often becomes drab and sometimes scaly. Odor is mild.


Known from northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and Vernon County,


Solitary to gregarious or rarely caespitose, on soil under oak, Quercus alba, Quercus rubra, in oak-dominated woodland or hardwood forest; Jul–Sep.


Edible chanterelle.

Description author: Patrick R. Leacock (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2016-07-02 17:23:29 CDT (-0500) by Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
Last modified: 2016-07-02 17:28:28 CDT (-0500) by Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
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