Pinheiro F. G. B. & Wartchow F. (2013) Cantharellus protectus, a new species from Paraíba, Brazil. – Sydowia 65 (1): 27–31.
Cantharellus protectus is described as a new species from the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. It is characterized by yellow-orange basidiomata that fade to yellow, basidiospores measuring 5.5–7.5(8) × (3)3.5–5(5.5) µm and pileipellis terminal elements up to 68 µm long with a 0.5 µm thick wall.
Keywords: Agaricomycetes, Cantharellaceae, Neotropics, taxonomy.