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Cantharellus lateritius
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Cantharellus lateritius

Common Name: Smooth Chanterelle

Synonyms: 

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood forests under oaks

Spore Color: Pinkish Yellow

Gill Color: Orangeish

Comments: 

As with all chanterelles, these mushrooms have "false gills". They are not sharp and blade-like, but rather well developed ridges. In the case of this particular species, the ridges are very undeveloped, to the point of almost having a smooth undersurface.

These mushrooms are easy to spot when they are in season, because of their vibrant orange color. Ive picked 10 lbs in an hour and a half, so they can fruit in serious abundance in a predominantly oak woodland.

Lookalikes:  

Cantharellus cibarius - the common chanterelle. These usually have more of a yellow hue, and the false gills are well developed.

Pictures:

Cantharellus lateritius

Cantharellus lateritius

6/29/10 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Cantharellus lateritius

Cantharellus lateritius

Cantharellus lateritius

A closer look at the barely developed ridges on the Smooth Chanterelle.

6/26/10 - Morgan County, IN

Cantharellus lateritius

Cantharellus lateritius

9/20/12 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan County, IN

Cantharellus lateritius

Older Specimens.

7/14/11 - Griffy Woods - Bloomington, IN 

Cantharellus cibarius

Cantharellus cibarius

6/26/10 - Morgan County, IN

Cantharellus lateritius

Cantharellus cibarius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/30/10 - Hoosier National Forest

Cantharellus lateritius

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN