Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

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Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

False Chanterelle

Flesh

Concolorous, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In coniferous woods and on heaths

Spore Print

White

Edibility

Unknown: variously described as edible, poisonous or hallucinogenic

Notes

This fungus is superficially similar to the true Chanterelle, Cantharellus cibarius. It is distinguished by having gills, rather than ridges, beneath the cap.

Additional Photographs

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

21 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin