Cantharellus cibarius var identification

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Cantharellus cibarius var.albidus Maire Syn. Cantherellus pallens Pilat. White Chanterelle Halv-ny r-kagomba. As Cantharellus cibarius but a white form. Cap 3-10cm across, at first flattened with an irregular incurved margin later becoming wavy and lobed and depressed at the centre, white to cream marking yellow when bruised. Stem 30-80 x 5-15mm, solid, concolorous with cap, tapering towards the base. Flesh ceamy. Taste watery at first then slightly peppery, with a slight bitter after taste. Smell faint, fragrant (of apricots). Gills narrow, vein-like, irregularly forked and decurrent, concolorous. Spore print ochraceous. Spores elliptical, 8-10 x 4.5-5.5-. Habitat in all kinds of woodland, but usually associated with frondose trees in Britain the collection photographed was with beech. Season summer to late autumn. Edible - excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.

Cantharellus cibarius var photos

More info about Cantharellus cibarius var mushroom

Stem type:
Simple stem
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Funnel shaped
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Cantherellus pallens, Halv�ny r�kagomba, White Chanterelle
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