false chanterelle

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The common name for the fruit body of the fungus Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, which is mushroom-shaped, with a convex to funnel-shaped cap, and decurrent gills which are narrow and forked. The whole is bright orange-yellow, or peach-coloured. The spore print is white. H. aurantiaca is common throughout the northern hemisphere under coniferous trees in late summer and autumn.

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