Distribution: Western West Coast
Habitat: Moist forest
Substrate: Mossy rotten wood
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Small, slender, trumpet-shaped chanterelle with a brownish or orange-brown cap, hollow stipe, and penchant for growing on mossy rotten wood. It has a long fruiting season although, in most of the PNW, it is not common in winter
Previously it was known as Cantharellus tubaeformis and also, incorrectly, as Cantharellus/Craterellus infundibuliformis (Scopoli) Fries. Results of the molecular analysis that confirmed that Craterellus was the proper genus for C. tubaeformis also suggest that the winter chanterelle of the PNW is not that species.
Common Name: Winter Chanterelle