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Chanterelle

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Peter Orchard

Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops.


  

 

  • Cantharellus cibarius: the chanterelle fungus

    Post date: Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 21:29

    The chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) is the prized fungus of the top chefs, considered to be the finest tasting toadstool. Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops. Although very common I have rarely seen it, may be they are all picked for the kitchen before I get there?

    A lovely, distinctive yellow colour the cap is also distinguishable from its shape as it forms a deep funnel leaving the gills on the outside visible.


     

Common Name Chanterelle
Scientific Name Cantharellus cibarius
Species Group Knights and Funnels
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Knights and Funnels