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Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, also commonly known as False Chanterelle, is a smallish orange-yellow agaric with a shallow funnel-shaped cap similar to a chanterelle but with true gills. It is softer and less sturdy compared to the firm-fleshed chanterelles. Typically, it grows among needle litter, rotten wood, or sawdust.
golden-orange, sometimes very pale, 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
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 stem has no ring. Spore print
The spores are ellipsoidal in shape, smooth, and have thin walls. They measure approximately 5-8.5 x 3.5-5μm. Additionally, they exhibit dextrinoid properties.
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