Cantharellus friesii    Quél. 

common name(s) : Orange Chanterelle, Pale-orange Chanterelle 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Cantharellales/Cantharellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae/Cantharellales/Cantharellaceae  

synonyms: Cantharellus miniatus 

edibility : edible

potential confusions with  Cantharellus friesii toxicity of Cantharellus friesii genus Cantharellus  

The cap is orange yellow to orange brown, apricot orange, with pink shades, convex then quickly funnel-shaped and depressed; its margin is thin, incurved, then irregular, sinuate and wavy, slightly lighter in colour. The cap surface is smooth or slightly velvety, dry.

The stem is concolorous to cap or paler, more or less equal, full then hollow with age, without ring.

The flesh is white to pale yellow, unchanging; its taste is mild then slightly peppery; the odour is fruity, of apricots; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow, same colour as cap, with shades of pink or salmon pink, but these are not gills, but folds or ridges, resembling gills, decurrent (but not as much as the common girole C. cibarius), forked and quite distant . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid or hardly calcareous, clayey soil, practically unknown in low grounds, mostly with beech, but also with oak, hornbeam.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 4 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 2 and 5 mm)

Distinctive features : Entirely orange-yellow to apricot, with salmon-pink shades; cap margin thin and often wavy; fertile surface under cap composed of decurrent vein-like ridges, not gills, with a salmon-pink tinge; small size; isolated or in very small groups, with deciduous trees in the mountains; very rare

Cantharellus friesii is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18