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chanterelle mushroom

Cantharellus cibarius


A medium-sized yellow fungus with about 5 lobes. It was smooth in texture with a short stalk connecting it to the ground.


On a deciduous forest floor surrounded by lowland trees such as Swamp White Oak, Bald Cypress, and Nuttall Oak.


There is a large creek about 15 feet away.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cantharellus cibarius Chanterelle

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metreebug 8 years ago

Thanks!!! I very much appreciate the help!!!!

ThatBlueEyedGirl 8 years ago

I originally thought this to be a jack-o-lantern mushroom, because they do look very similar, but the jack-o-lantern mushroom is poisonous. After comparing a little, the gills indicate to me that this is a chanterelle mushroom, which is edible and often coveted. I'm not an expert though.

Lipase 8 years ago

I agree with Chanterelle since the underside doesn't have real gills, instead it has 'veins'

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2014
Submitted on Jul 2, 2014

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