Not strictly speaking a poisonous mushroom but they can cause alarming symptoms in some people.
|Common Names||False Chanterelle|
|Scientific Name||Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||5|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Yellow, yellow/orange/brown. Starting convex becoming shallowly funnel shaped with an inrolled, undulating margin.
Mainly coniferous woodland but can be found on heaths and occasionally with deciduous trees.
The Chanterelle but the folds instead of true gills, the pure white flesh and the apricot smell of the Chanterelle should rule out confusion.
A beautiful but annoying mushroom to find. Once you know them you can normally tell the difference between these and their tasty cousins the true chanterelles on sight from a few feet away. Even so you can still try to convince yourself they are Chanterelles, so strength of mind and will may need to be employed if you find them!