Cantharellus roseocanus
(Golden Chanterelle, Chanterelle, Girolle, Pfifferling, Cantharellus cibarius)
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Location: Colorado
Smell: Fruity
Spore Print: Yellow
Edibility: Choice
Color: Yellow to Orange

Chanterelles are found in the woods, on the ground in mixed aspen and juniper bushes. They like areas where the ground gets flat. Anywhere from 7000 to 11000 ft. They need a lot of moisture.

The Golden Chanterelle is a very sought after gourmet mushroom. Smells fruity like Apricots. They are usually free of bugs unlike most other mushrooms. This one is a personal favorite. They are not very easy to find. Some years more abundant than others.

The false chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca is a look-a-like that its commonly confused with.

Cream of Chanterelle soup is a great way to serve them.

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Last Updated:
Jul 20 2021 12:48 PM

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