Cantharellus minor

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Cantharellus minor
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Cantharellaceae
Genus: Cantharellus
Species: C. minor
Binomial name
Cantharellus minor
Peck (1872)

Merulius minor (Peck) Kuntze (1891)

Cantharellus minor
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Mycological characteristics
ridges on hymenium
cap is infundibuliform
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is yellow
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: choice

Cantharellus minor is a fungus native to eastern North America.[1] It is one of the smallest of the genus Cantharellus, which includes other edible chanterelles. It is suspected of being mycorrhizal, found in association with oaks and moss.[1] Recently, C. minor has been reported from semi-evergreen to evergreen forests in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India forming ectomycorrhizal associations with tree species like Vateria indica, Diospyros malabarica, Hopea parviflora, and Myristica species.[2] The cap of C. minor ranges from 0.5 to 3.0 cm (0.2 to 1.2 in) wide and is convex and umbonate, often shallowly depressed, becoming funnel-shaped in some. The yellowish gills are decurrent, and fade to yellowish white in maturity.[2] The stipe is less than 4 cm (1.6 in) tall. They fruit in the summer and fall.[3] Although insubstantial, they are edible.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kuo, M. (February 2006). "Cantharellus minor". MushroomExpert.Com. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b Mohanan C. (2011). Macrofungi of Kerala. Kerala, India: Kerala Forest Research Institute. ISBN 81-85041-73-3. 
  3. ^ Miller Jr OK.; Miller HH. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. FalconGuides. Globe Pequot Press. p. 334. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1. 
  4. ^ "Cantharellus minor". Rogers Plants. Archived from the original on 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 

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