Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)

The Chanterelle is the prized fungus of the top chefs, considered to be the finest tasting toadstool. Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops. Although very common I have rarely seen it, may be they are all picked for the kitchen before I get there?

A lovely, distinctive yellow colour the cap is also distinctive from its shape as it forms a deep funnel leaving the gills on the outside visible.
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