Belongs to: fungi

False chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca


Best time to see: Sep to mid Nov

Key facts

An orange-yellow funnel-shaped fungus resembling the prized chanterelle, but more orange and more regular in shape

Restricted to conifer woods, whereas the true chanterelle grows also under deciduous trees

Edible but the flesh is tough

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