False Chanterelle - Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
A yellow-orange funnel shaped toadstool with gills having a deep orange colour. The gills are very thin and closely packed, a feature which separates it from the true Chanterelle where the ‘gills’ (which are not true gills) appear thick and widely spaced. Note that there is a pale cream coloured variant, referred to as ‘variety pallida’.
Usually found in conifer litter but occasionally with deciduous trees.
It fruits from the ground or from decaying wood.
Widespread and common in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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