Cantharellus cinnabarinus

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Cantharellus cinnabarinus
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Scientific classification
C. cinnabarinus
Binomial name
Cantharellus cinnabarinus
(Schwein.) Schwein. 1832

Agaricus cinnabarinus Schwein. 1822
Chanterel cinnabarinus (Schwein.) Murrill 1913

Cantharellus cinnabarinus
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Mycological characteristics
ridges on hymenium
cap is infundibuliform
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is white to pink
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: edible

Cantharellus cinnabarinus is a fungus native to eastern North America.[1] 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.[2] It is edible, fruiting in association with hardwood trees in the summer and fall.[3]

Freshly picked C. cinnibarinus


  1. ^ Kuo, M. (June 2003). "Cantharellus cinnabarinus". MushroomExpert.Com. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  2. ^ Haxo, Francis (Dec 1950). "Carotenoids of the Mushroom Cantharellus cinnabarinus". Botanical Gazette. 112 (2): 228–32. doi:10.1086/335653. JSTOR 2472791.
  3. ^ Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. FalconGuides. Globe Pequot Press. p. 333. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.

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