Cantharellus tubaeformis

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Cantharellus tubaeformis

24 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Trumpet Chanterelle, Winter Chanterelle

Cap

Domed, then funnel shaped or depressed, irregular, brown, to about 6 cm across

Hymenium

Ridged, distant, branched, yellow, then greyish

Stem

Yellow, tubular, or flattened, to about 10 cm long

Flesh

Yellowish, firm

Smell

Faint

Taste

Mild

Season

Autumn to early winter

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods sometimes forming dense mats

Spore Print

Whitish

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9-11) x (6-7.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible and excellent

Notes

Though a rather insubstantial species, it often occurs in huge numbers, making it worthwhile for the table