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Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca   (False Chanterelle)
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
North America, Europe
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.5-1 cm thick
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Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, also commonly known as False Chanterelle, is a smallish orange-yellow agaric that has a shallowly funnel-shaped cap reminiscent of a chanterelle but with true gills. It grows typically among needle litter, rotten wood, or sawdust.

Cap golden-orange, initially convex but becoming funnel-shaped as the mushroom matures. The cap margin, which remains rolled in a little, becomes wavy or lobed in age. The cap surface is covered with a fine down. Gills decurrent, narrow and forked, which is a distinctive and distinguishing feature. They are generally a more intense shade of orange than the cap. Stem is similarly colored as the cap. It is stout, more or less equal, smooth, and typically curved. The gills may be slightly crimped along the stem. The mushroom has no ring.

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca on the First Nature Web site.
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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