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chanterelle


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The common name for the edible fruit body of Cantharellus cibarius. The cap is funnel-shaped, and 3–10 cm across; the lower surface bears shallow, branching, gill-like ridges which extend down the short stipe. The whole fruit body is a bright egg-yellow and has a distinctive odour resembling that of apricots. It is common on the ground in summer and autumn, especially under beech or oak trees, and occurs throughout Europe and N. America.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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