Chanterelle or Girolle Cantharellus cibarius Fr. (illustrated (b) 40% life size) Cap 3–10cm across, at first flattened with an irregular, incurved margin, later becoming wavy, lobed, and depressed at the centre; pale to deep egg-yellow, fading with age. Stem 30–80×5–15mm, tapering towards the base; concolorous with cap or paler; solid. Flesh yellowish; taste watery at first, then slightly peppery, smell faint, fragrant, of apricots. Gills decurrent, narrow, vein-like, irregularly forked; egg-yellow. Spores 8–10×4.5–5.5¼, elliptical. Spore print ochraceous. Habitat in all kinds of woods and with deciduous and coniferous trees; summer to late autumn. Very common. Edible excellent.