Turbinellus floccosus

Common Names: Shaggy chanterelle, scaly chanterelle, woolly chanterelle
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Turbinellus genus

Syn. Gomphus floccosus. A cantharelloid mushroom of the family Gomphaceae native to Asia and North America. The orange-capped vase- or trumpet-shaped fruiting bodies may reach 30 cm high and 30 cm wide. The lower surface, the hymenium, is covered in wrinkles and ridges rather than gills or pores, and is pale buff or yellowish to whitish. Forms symbiotic (ectomycorrhizal) relationships with various types of conifers.

Edible Notes: Though mild-tasting, they generally cause gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when consumed. T. floccosus is eaten by local people in northeastern India, Nepal and Mexico. This conflicting information might be due to a misidentification of species and more information is needed at this time.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.