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Craterellus tubaeformis
funnel chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, winter chanterelle, winter craterelle, yellow-foot, yellowlegs

Distribution: Western West Coast

Habitat: Moist forest

Substrate: Mossy rotten wood

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Edible


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



Identification Notes:

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

Accepted Name:
Craterellus tubaeformis (Fr.) Quél.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Craterellus tubaeformis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Craterellus tubaeformis photos.

7 photographs:
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