Smooth Chanterelle Cantharellus lateritius (Berk.) Singer syn. Craterellus cantharellus Schw. Cap 3-10cm across, convex then flattened and often depressed at center, margin inrolled and wavy or lobed; pale yellow-orange to orange; smooth to slightly tomentose. Fertile undersurface of cap without any gills; instead there is a smooth to very slightly wrinkled or veined surface, sometimes cross veined; pale orange-yellow to pinkish. Stem 25-100 x 5-25mm, thick, tapered toward base, often curved and off center; orange-yellow. Flesh solid but becoming hollow in stem; white. Odor fragrant, fruity, of apricot. Taste pleasant. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 7.5-12.5 x 4.5-6.5µ. Deposit pinkish yellow. Habitat under oak, especially along path sides. Common to abundant. Found in northeastern North America. Season July-October. Edible.