Cantharellus cinnabarinus Schweinitz (Fig. 9). This is our common red-colored chanterelle. It is a small-sized species with the caps ranging from 0.375 to 2.5 inches (1 – 6.4 cm) in diameter. Color of the cap is flamingo pink to vermillion or a bright reddish orange, making this chanterelle easy to identify. The gill-like ridges and stem are the same color as the top of the cap, but these bright colors often fade with age due to exposure to sunlight. The ridges are blunt, cross-veined, and run down the stem. These chanterelles are found throughout Arkansas, occurring in groups in mixed forests and often close to pine trees. They have the same fruiting season as Cantharellus lateritius. Specimens of both C. lateritius and C. cinnabarinus may be found fruiting in the same or adjacent areas.