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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Description status: Unreviewed

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.


Distribution:

Known from northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and Vernon County,
Wisconsin.


Habitat:

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


Uses:

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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