Common: Chanterelle, Girolle
Latin: Cantharellus cibarius
Eating notes: Aromatic with a firm texture. Benefits from long slow cooking with plenty of liquid.
Preserving: Dries easily. Can be frozen.
Cap: 3-10cm Egg yolk yellow. Lobed with an in-rolled margin. Eventually becoming depressed in the centre with a wavy margin.
Gills: Deeply decurrent, narrow, forking gill ridges. Same colour as cap.
Stem: Short and solid. Same colour as cap.
Flesh: Yellow (slightly paler than the cap).
Habitat: On the ground in troops with deciduous or coniferous trees. Prefers damp acid soils.