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Cantharellus minor

 

Common Name: Small Chanterelle

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwoods

Spore Color: Yellowish-Orange

Gill Color: Pinkish to Orange

Comments: 

An OK edible, but they are so small that you are unlikely to find enough for a meal unless you hit a big patch. Often grows from mossy areas. As with all chanterelles, these have false gills and an orange-yellow color to the fruitbody.

Lookalikes:  

Other chanterelles are similar, but much larger.

Pictures:

Cantharellus minor

Cantharellus minor

6/4/10 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Cantharellus minor

6/26/10 - Morgan County, IN

Cantharellus minor

Cantharellus minor

7/4/11 - Griffy Reservoir - Bloomington, IN