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Red Chanterelle Mushroom

Cantharellus cinnabarinus

Description:

It is easily recognized by is distinctive, flamingo-pink colors and the presence of false gills on the under side of the cap. Cap: 1-5 cm wide; convex to flat when young, becoming flat or shallowly vase-shaped; smooth; the margin inrolled when young, expanding and becoming wavy; flamingo pink to cinnabar red or reddish orange. The under surface is well spaced, well developed false gills; colored like the cap or slightly paler. The stem is 1-4 cm long; 0.5-1.5 cm wide; equal or tapering slightly to the base; colored like the cap or paler. The flesh is whitish or tinged with the cap color; not changing color when sliced.

Habitat:

It grows on the ground in eastern North America's hardwood forests. This one was photographed along the Bartram Trail (Petersburg Section) in Columbia County, GA.

Notes:

Odor sweet and fragrant; taste mild to slightly peppery. The spore print is white to pinkish.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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