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Turbinellus floccosus   (Scaly Chanterelle)
Family
Gomphaceae
Location
North America, Asia
Dimensions
5-15 cm diameter * 8-15 cm tall
Edibility
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Description
Turbinellus floccosus, also known as Scaly Chanterelle, has an orange-capped vase- or trumpet-shaped fruiting body. The lower surface, the hymenium, is covered in wrinkles and ridges rather than gills or pores and is pale buff or yellowish to whitish.

Fruiting body initially cylindrical, maturing to trumpet- or vase-shaped. There is no clear demarcation between the cap and stipe. The stripe it is solid in younger specimens, though is often hollowed out by insect larvae in older ones. At higher elevations, two or three fruit bodies may arise from one stipe. Coloured with various shades of reddish- to yellowish-orange, the cap surface is broken into scales, with the spaces between more yellow and the scales themselves more orange. The white flesh is fibrous and thick, though thins with age. Somewhat brittle, it can sometimes turn brown when cut or bruised. Spores are brownish.

Turbinellus floccosus on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.

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