Name: Cantharellus cibarius group
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Rank: Group or Clade

Status: Accepted

Name: Cantharellus cibarius group



Deprecated Synonyms: Cantharellus cibarius sensu auct. amer., Cantharellus cibarius group sensu auct. amer.

Misspellings: Cantharellus cibarius sensu auct. ameri.


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Cantharellales

Genus: Cantharellus

Brief Description:

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.

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