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Species List: Chanterelles :: one of the most beautiful mushrooms in North America (866)
When: 2015-07-11
Observations: 0

Notes:
[ RED CHANTERELLES ] — Cantharellus cinnabarinus
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+ Cantharellus cinnabarinus is a fungus native to eastern North America.

+ It is a member of the genus Cantharellus along with other chanterelles.

+ It is named after its red color, which is imparted by the carotenoid canthaxanthin.

+ easily recognized by its distinctive, flamingo-pink colors and the presence of false gills on the underside of the cap.

+ tends to be smaller and more graceful.

+ grows on the ground in eastern North America’s hardwood forests.

+ ecology: Mycorrhizal with hardwoods — especially beech and oaks, but also with shagbark hickory, big-toothed aspen, and other hardwoods.

+ growing alone, scattered, or gregariously.

+ you will find them in summer and fall.


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Odor and Taste: Odor sweet and fragrant; taste not distinctive, or slightly peppery.

Chemical Reactions: Iron salts on flesh negative to very pale gray; on undersurface negative to very pale gray.

Spore Print: Whitish or slightly pinkish.

Microscopic Features: Spores 6-8 × 3.5-5 µ; ellipsoid; occasionally constricted; smooth; inamyloid; ochraceous in KOH; with minutely granular contents. Basidia 4-6-sterigmate; 50-75 µ long. Elements from cap surface 3-8 µ wide; thin- or thick-walled; hyaline to yellow; septate; clamped at septa; terminal cells cylindric to clavate.
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Original Reference: “North American Fungi” (1832) — http://biodiversitylibrary.org/...
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