Small Chanterelle Cantharellus minor Peck    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Cantharellales   >   Family Cantharellaceae   >   Genus Cantharellus   

Status:

Found scattered or groups on ground (often in moss) in hardwood forests (J. Solem, pers. comm.). It is one of the early fruiting mushrooms that appears when Pluteus and Oudemansiella first start appearing on rotten wood (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

Description:

Cap: Yellow/yellow-orange, smooth, convex to nearly flat with slightly depressed center. Fertile surface: Yellow-orange, decurrent, gill-like structures. Stalk: Color of cap, smooth. Maximum diameter ~1", mostly much smaller (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 135 records in the project database.

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A Small Chanterelle in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/5/2015). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Small Chanterelle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle (fertile surface with gill-like ridges) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Harford Co., Maryland (6/3/2019). (c) Ryan Patrick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by biglaughinggym via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2020). (c) Alice Thompson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by maraboustork via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/9/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Small Chanterelle specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2014). Elliptical/oval, smooth w/ oil droplets; measured 7.8 – 9.1 X 4.7 – 5.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/12/2020). (c) thosmoore, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by thosmoore via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Small Chanterelle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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