Cantharellus cibarius

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Cantharellus cibarius

6 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Chanterelle

Cap

Flattened to depressed, irregular, margin scalloped, often inturned, smooth, yellow, to about 10 cm across

Hymenium

Thick, ridge like, branched, inflexible, distant, decurrent

Stem

Tapered, wider at the apex, yellow, smooth

Flesh

White or pale yellow, firm

Smell

Pleasant, sometimes of apricots

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods, especially with birch

Spore Print

Yellowish

Microscopic Features

Ellipsoidal, with oil drops (8-10) x (5.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, excellent, and widely collected throughout Europe and North America

Notes

Distinguished from the False Chanterelle, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, by the presence of inflexible hymenial ridges in place of true gills

Additional Photographs

Cantharellus cibarius

7 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cantharellus cibarius

7 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin