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Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca   (False Chanterelle)
Family
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.5-1 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

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

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