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Chanterelle

Cantharellus cibarius

Description:

Cantharellus cibarius, commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle, is a fungus. It is probably the best known species of the genus Cantharellus, if not the entire family of Cantharellaceae. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped. On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way down its stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap. It has a fruity smell, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.

Habitat:

Chanterelles are common in northern parts of Europe, North America, including Mexico, in Asia including the Himalayas,[2] and in Africa including Zambia.[3] Chanterelles tend to grow in clusters in mossy coniferous forests, but are also often found in mountainous birch forests and among grasses and low-growing herbs. In central Europe, the golden chanterelle is often found in beech forests among similar species and forms.[4] At one time, all yellow or golden chanterelles in western North America had been classified as C. cibarius. However, using DNA analysis, they have since been shown to be a group of related species. In 1997, the Pacific golden chanterelle (C. formosus) and C. cibarius var. roseocanus were identified,[5] followed by C. cascadensis in 2003[6] and C. californicus in 2008.[7] C. cibarius var. roseocanus occurs in the Pacific Northwest in Sitka spruce forests[5], as well as Eastern Canada in association with Pinus banksiana.

Notes:

Spotted in PNPGerês in Malhadoura mountain,near the Wolf's Milk that i load a few minutes ago

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3 Comments

me not either :) it's emerging,it was because of that that i said "borning" :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing! I would have never guessed it was a chanterelle.

thanks CorduneanuVlad for the id

Lat: 41.73, Long: -8.16

Spotted on Oct 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 5, 2012

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