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Cantharellus cibarius chanterelle mushroom lisicka

Description

The cap of the chanterelle mushrooms can be from 3 to 12 centimeters wide and is usually relatively dry and fleshy. The edge of the cap is usually curved downwards. It can come in different tones of yellow and orange color. The stipe has the same color range, although it can be a bit lighter. Same goes for the gills, which are usually also extended to the stipe as well. The spores are usually pale yellow colored.

   

Chemical reactions

The flesh of this species becomes purple colored when in contact with phenol. Reaction with sulphuric acid produces a brown coloration.

Habitat

Chanterelles can be found in almost all types of deciduous forests, but also in coniferous woods as well, usually in groups of several specimens. They have been found throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

Season

This species grows throughout the whole summer and fall, although it can sometimes be found in the spring as well.

   

Edibility

Edible, tasty and praised by many. It can be prepared in many different ways.

Fresh mushrooms are also excellent when combined with scrambled eggs.

Similar species

The common chanterelle could eventually be confused with certain subspecies from this genus, but all these mushrooms are approximately of the same quality. There are certain poisonous species that look like chanterelle but these can be easily identified because they mostly grow on stumps, and are usually quite larger than chanterelles.

 

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