Habitat: Temperate coniferous forests.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: Not edible.
Superficially similar to the true chanterelles in the genus Cantharellus but easily distinguished by the scaly cap and hollow stem. Color of the cap is beige or tan. The underside and stem are cream, tan or white. Scales on the cap and inside the throat of the hollow stem can be very large and blocky. General body shape is cylindrical, vase-like or trumpet-like. While T. flocossus can fade to yellow or orangey-beige in the rain, T. kauffmanii is never orange or yellow and the scales in the throat of the stem are much larger and blockier.