First person to use this name on MO: walt sturgeon
Commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle. It is probably the best known species of the genus Cantharellus, if not the entire family of Cantharellaceae. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped.
On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way down its stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap. It has a fruity smell, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.
Created: 2010-08-19 17:57:49 MST (-0700) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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