Craterellus lutescens

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Craterellus lutescens
Cantharellus lutescens.jpg
Scientific classification
C. lutescens
Binomial name
Craterellus lutescens
Craterellus lutescens
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Mycological characteristics
ridges on hymenium
cap is infundibuliform
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is cream to salmon
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: choice

Craterellus lutescens, or Cantharellus lutescens or Cantharellus xanthopus or Cantharellus aurora, commonly known as Yellow Foot, is a species of mushroom. It is closely related to Craterellus tubaeformis. Its hymenium is usually orange or white, whereas the hymenium of C. tubaeformis is grey. C. lutescens is also usually found in wetlands.


The species is more brightly coloured than Craterellus tubaeformis. The cap is lobed irregularly and is brown to bistre. The hymenium and stipe are also more brightly coloured than C. tubaeformis. The hymenium is almost smooth or slightly veined and is pink. The stipe is yellow-orange.[1]


The species can commonly be found in large colonies in some coniferous forests, under spruce, mountain fir trees, or pinewoods near the seashore.[1]


An extract of Craterellus lutescens exhibits inhibitory activity on thrombin.[2]


  1. ^ a b Multiple authors (1999). The Encyclopedia of Mushrooms. Chanterelle Translations, London. p. 204. ISBN 3-8290-1728-6.
  2. ^ Doljak, B.; Stegnar, M.; Urleb, U.; Kreft, S.; Umek, A.; Ciglarič, M.; Štrukelj, B.; Popovič, T. (2001). "Screening for selective thrombin inhibitors in mushrooms". Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. 12 (2): 123–8. doi:10.1097/00001721-200103000-00006. PMID 11302474.

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