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Cantharellus cibarius – Chanterelle

From cibarius (lat) = edible
Common name = Chaneterelle

CAP: 3-9 cm in diameter, hemispheric to flat-convex, depressed in old age, in the shape of a cup, yolk yellow or orangey yellow in colour, with a lobulated edge, sinuous.

GILLS: Bright yellow, folds instead of gills, very decurrent, forked.

STEM: Full, same colour as gills and cap, narrow at base.

FLESH: White or yellowish, pleasant flavour and smell, fruity.

HABITAT: From summer to autumn, in any type of forests, particularly deciduous.

EDIBILITY: Excellent, highly sought after, can be dried to be used later.

OBSERVATIONS: It can be confused with Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca which has gills instead of folds. It is one of the best-known and sought-after mushrooms. There are many varieties with different colours, var.amethysteus with lilac scales on the cap. This variety is very common in the Urkiola Natural Park.


Text and pictures: Plácido Iglesias.

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