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Chanterelles

Cantharellus cibarius

Description:

Cantharellus cibarius Fr. Chanterelle, Chanterelle commune, Girolle, Pfifferling, Eierschwamm, Sαrga rσkagomba, Gallinaccio, garitola, finferlo, Hanekam of cantharel. Cap 3–10cm across, at first flattened with an irregular incurved margin later becoming wavy and lobed and depressed at the centre, pale to deep egg-yellow fading with age. Stem 30–80 x 5–15mm, solid, concolorous with cap or paler, tapering towards the base. Flesh yellowish. Taste watery at first then slightly peppery, smell faint, fragrant (of apricots). Gills narrow, vein-like, irregularly forked and decurrent, egg-yellow. Spore print ochraceous. Spores elliptical, 8x10 x 4.5x5.5΅. Habitat in all kinds of woodland, but usually associated with frondose trees in Britain. Season summer to late autumn. Edible – excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.

Habitat:

Under Abies Cephalonica

Notes:

Basic Morphology. Aside from the special details above, of course, the basic proportions, colors, measurements (width of the cap, length and width of the stem), and so on should all be recorded and photographed. Good photos are especially important with chanterelles, because the features that separate them are likely to be easily assessed only when the mushrooms are fresh; microscopic features, which can be observed from dried specimens, are only occasionally useful with this group of species.

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Καρδίτσα, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on May 25, 2016
Submitted on May 25, 2016

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