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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Cantharellales: Cantharellaceae: Cantharellus minor Peck

Cantharellus minor – Small Chanterelle

Synonym: Merulius minor.

Common name: Small Chanterelle.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cantharellus minor is a fungus native to eastern North America. It is one of the smallest of the genus Cantharellus, which includes other edible chanterelles. It is suspected of being mycorrhizal, found in association with oaks and moss. Recently, C. minor has been reported from semi-evergreen to evergreen forests in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India forming ectomycorrhizal associations with tree species like Vateria indica, Diospyros malabarica, Hopea parviflora, and Myristica species. The cap of C. minor ranges from 0.5 to 3.0 cm (0.2 to 1.2 in) wide and is convex and umbonate, often shallowly depressed, becoming funnel-shaped in some. The yellowish gills are decurrent, and fade to yellowish white in maturity. The stipe is less than 4 cm (1.6 in) tall. They fruit in the summer and fall. Although insubstantial, they are edible.

Arabic: كويزي أصغر.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> on floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-14.htm">July 14, 2018</A>
LinkChanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor on floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, July 14, 2018
Group of chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> on floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-14.htm">July 14, 2018</A>
LinkGroup of chanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor on floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, July 14, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Small chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-14.htm">July 14, 2018</A>
LinkSmall chanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, July 14, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Tiny chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> in muddy area on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkTiny chanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor in muddy area on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> on floodplain on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkChanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor on floodplain on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Mature chanterelle mushrooms <B>Cantharellus minor</B> in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-30.htm">May 30, 2020</A>
LinkMature chanterelle mushrooms Cantharellus minor in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, May 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA

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