Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, also commonly knows 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.
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.
include Cantharellus cibarius
, Omphalotus illudens
and Omphalotus olearius
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