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Winter Chanterelle

Edible Edible
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Winter Winter

Occasional but can be found in great numbers towards the end of the season when lucky enough to find them.

 

Mushroom Type
Common Names Winter Chanterelle, Yellow Foot, Trumpet Chanterelle
Scientific Name Cantherellus tubaeformis
Season Start Aug
Season End Dec
Average Mushroom height (CM) 8
Average Cap width (CM) 5
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Convex with a depression in the centre when young becoming funnel-shaped with irregular edges. A hole in the centre can run right through to the hollow stem. Dark yellow/brown to orange/yellow.

Gills

Pale yellow/brown. Not crowded, irregularly branching and running down the stem, these are not true gills but folds.

Stem

Yellow, cylindrical to irregular and hollow. Can have a vertical depression making the stem look like a pair of yellow legs.

Flesh

Yellow/brown.

Habitat

Mixed woodland and coniferous forest on moss or rotting wood. Found more in mossy Beech woods.

Possible Confusion

Other Chanterelles but these are edible.
The Jelly Baby, Leotia lubrica, pictured, looks similar but does not have gills and has a bulbous cap rather than a slight funnel shape. This mushroom is considered poisonous or inedible in some guides, edible in others, best avoided.

Spore Print

Off-white. Subglobose.

Taste / Smell

Excellent, stronger but less sweet than Chanterellus cibarius.

Frequency

Common.

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