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Cantharellus cibarius.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Chanterelle, Chanterelle commune, Eierschwamm, Girolle, Pfifferling, Sárga rókagomba
Cantharellus cibarius 4 Mushroom
Ref No: 7382
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Cantharellus cibarius 5 Mushroom
Ref No: 7383
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Cantharellus cibarius F Mushroom
Ref No: 7384
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Cantharellus cibarius2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7386
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Cantharellus cibarius 17 Mushroom
Ref No: 23405
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Cantharellus cibarius 13 Mushroom
Ref No: 23407
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Yellow, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cantharellus cibarius Fr. Chanterelle, Chanterelle commune, Girolle, Pfifferling, Eierschwamm, Sárga rókagomba, 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, 8–10 x 4.5–5.5µ. 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.


Mushroom Recipes
Bottled or Canned Mushrooms
Chantharellus Pie
Girolles ŕ la Forestičre
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David Bryce (United States) - 17 May 2015

Wet spring in central Texas. Live oak forest.
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Ýsmail Sevimli (Turkey) - 25 June 2014

Ýstanbul June 2014
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craig campana (United States) - 30 June 2013

The same mushrooms harvested on June 25th, 2013 they were excellent in a cheese, egg, and chanterelle omelete. There are quite a few baby ones still popping up.
nida arýsoy (Turkey) - 11 September 2012

hopa(nort-east of Turkey) nida arisoy
Cantharellus cibarius 13
zoran veljovic (Yugoslavia) - 17 August 2011

Malo čudan oblik. Lokacija jugo istok Srbija (Niš)
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jack edmunds (United Kingdom) - 14 August 2011

Cantharellus cibarius 13
Michael Campbell (United States) - 13 July 2011

New York State. Mixed pine and harwood forest. Great Day.
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Liubomyr Kozhan (Ukraine) - 30 June 2011

Cantharellus cibarius 13
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 29 June 2011

New Forest, Aug 10
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 19 April 2011

Very common and popular mushroom in the Balkans countries.Find and photo by Marjan Kustera,Serbia
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 24 December 2010

Kaszuby-Poland
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Keith Gonzalez (United States) - 06 November 2010

Middle Oregon Coast. Cool and sunny October gave amazing results. They were delicious on a cheese pizza.
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Vina Simona (Romania) - 23 October 2010

Cantharellus cibarius 13
Stephen Kane (United Kingdom) - 29 September 2010

I found this 20cm tall specimen in Dumfries and Galloway 26 09 2010
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Lazar Payakoff (Bulgaria) - 31 May 2010

Chantharellus cibarius. Bulgaria, May 27th 2010
Cantharellus cibarius 13
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 February 2009

Hungarian name, Sárga rokagomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 December 2008

This mushroom has a special kind of gills or wrinkles.
Cantharellus cibarius 13
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