Trumpet Chanterelle

Cantharellus tubaeformis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Trumpet Chanterelle Cantharellus tubaeformis (Bull.) Fr. syn. C. infundibuliformis (Scop.) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, convex with depressed centre, becoming funnel-shaped with an irregular, wavy margin; dark dingy brown. Stem 50–80×4–9mm; dirty yellow; often grooved or flattened, hollow. Flesh yellowish; thin and tough; taste bitter, smell aromatic. Gills decurrent, narrow, irregularly branched and vein-like; yellowish at first then grey. Spores 9–12×6.5–8¼. Spore print yellowish. Habitat on acid soils in deciduous or coniferous woods; autumn. Common. Edible.