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false chanterelle ?

Posted by dirt_farmer 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 21:22


Can anybody ID this mushroom as a false chanterelle ?
That is what it looks like to me, but I would like to have another opinion.
thanks for any feedback

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RE: false chanterelle ?

Being able to recognize false gills is one of the most useful skills for chanterelle identification. False gills appear as forked folds or interlaced wrinkles on the underside of a mushroom.

False gills are not easily removed from the cap, and look as though they have "melted". You couldn't separate them from the cap without ripping something.

True gills are individual, blade-like structures. They can be picked off separate from the cap and each other.
Feel free to handle it. Mushroom toxins don't enter via skin, just be sure to wash thoroughly afterward.
Plus there is the distinct apricot smell of a chanterelle.
Most chanterelles are evenly yellow in color. As false chanterelles tend to be more orange.

Here is a link that might be useful: Good reference.

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