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Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. On this site you can search for mushrooms in our database and read about them. You can use this information to identify fungus, but do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. It takes normally years of experience to be able to identify mushrooms reliably. The responsibility for the identification is yours; the site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. Please read the disclaimer.

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You can browse the database from the alphabetical list or by going directly to the mushroom records which are listed under the categories poisonous, inedible and edible. You can also search the database based on mushroom name or some property.

Help identifying a mushroom

If you know how a mushroom looks, but need help to identify it, try our Mushroom identification helper. You can browse mushroom pictures there and perhaps find a match.

If this site cannot help you, we recommend mushroomobserver.org, which is a community site for mushroom identifications.

Today's Mushroom

Todays mushroom is Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (False Chanterelle). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: This smallish orange-yellow agaric has a shallowly funnel-shaped cap reminiscent of a chanterelle but with true gills. It grows typically with conifers or on heaths.

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.

Similar species Cantharellus cibarius, Omphalotus olearius

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Dimensions: Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.5-1 cm thick

If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca



WARNING

If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.