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Golden Chanterelle

Cantharellus cibarius


Small, orange, funnel shaped mushroom I found in the woods. I'm pretty sure it is the golden chanterelle mushroom, which is actually a rare and tasty mushroom from what I hear. Who knew?


Woods, logs, rotting leaves.


Thanks for the help or any comments!

No species ID suggestions


GaronLizana 3 years ago

thanks aonach! i cant believe it was so close

Aonach_Eagach 3 years ago

good find

GaronLizana 3 years ago

thanks! i was looking it up...and really surprised that I had found such a delicacy on rotting leaves 50 yards from my house haha. who knew people eat these? thanks for the suggestion, I'll update it.

shebebusynow 3 years ago

I would agree that it's a Golden Chanterelle, from what I can see here. The gills are thick and more like ridges than the mushrooms they are most similar to, and tend to have cross-over or forked ridges/gills.

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.52, Long: -76.62

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

Spotted for mission


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