Cantharellus minor


Common Names: Small chanterelle
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Chanterelles


Native to eastern North America, it is one of the smallest of the genus Cantharellus. Cap is 5 to 20 mm across; broadly convex when young, becoming planoconvex or shallowly depressed, with an arched and wavy margin; not developing a central perforation; egg-yolk yellow to orange-yellow or orange; bald and often somewhat waxy; dry or slightly moist.

Mycorrhizal with oaks and other hardwoods; growing alone, scattered, or occasionally gregariously in moss; late spring through fall.

Edible Notes: Although insubstantial, they are edible.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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