Craterellus ignicolor


Common Names: Flame-colored chanterelle, yellow foot chanterelle
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Chanterelles

Looks very similar to Cantharellus cibarius, the common chanterelle that is sold in gourmet stores. Cap: Up to 5 cm wide; convex when very young but soon developing a central depression and, eventually, becoming perforated in the center and vase-shaped overall; with a wavy and often irregular margin at maturity; slightly sticky or waxy when fresh; fairly smooth, or with tiny appressed fibrils; yellow, brownish yellow, or orange, but often fading to dull yellowish. Undersurface: With well developed false gills; creamy to pale yellow or very pale tan; running down the stem. Stem: Up to 6 cm long; to 1.5 cm thick; equal or tapering to base; becoming hollow; smooth; yellow or orange.

Saprobic and/or mycorrhizal; growing alone or gregariously in moss or sphagnum in conifer bogs, and under hardwoods in damp, shady areas; apparently limited to eastern North America; summer and fall.

Edible Notes: Edible. Reportedly similar to the commonly eaten Cantharellus cibarius.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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