Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca    (Wülfen:Fr.) Maire 

common name(s) : False Chanterelle 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Boletales/Hygrophoropsidaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Boletales/Hygrophoropsidaceae  

synonyms: Cantharellus aurantiacus, Clitocybe aurantiaca 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Hygrophoropsis aurantica)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
photo gallery of  Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca potential confusions with  Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca toxicity of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca genus Hygrophoropsis  

The cap is bright orange or ochre yellow, convex then soon depressed to shallowly funnel-shaped; its margin is smooth and incurved a long time, then wavy. The cap surface is smooth to slightly downy, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is orange, darker than cap, without ring.

The flesh is pale orange to yellowish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are orange, decurrent, crowded, forked, narrow, more or less easily separated from cap . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground or on dead wood, in coniferous woods more frequently, but also with broad-leaved trees, heath, with pine, sometimes oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 9 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 3 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Decurrent gills (and not folds), forked, close, easily detached; low density flesh; orange colour

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18