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Cantharellus cibarius is a species of golden chanterelle mushroom in the genus Cantharellus. It is found in Europe.[2]

Cantharellus cibarius
Chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Cantharellaceae
Genus: Cantharellus
C. cibarius
Binomial name
Cantharellus cibarius
Fr. (1821)
Cantharellus cibarius
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Mycological characteristics
ridges on hymenium
cap is infundibuliform
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is yellow to cream
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: choice


At one time, all yellow or golden chanterelles in western North America had been classified as C. cibarius. Using DNA analysis, they have since been shown to be a group of related species. In 1997, the Pacific golden chanterelle (C. formosus) and C. cibarius var. roseocanus were identified,[3] followed by C. cascadensis in 2003[4] and C. californicus in 2008.[5]


  1. ^ "Cantharellus cibarius Fr. 1821". MycoBank. International Mycological Association.
  2. ^ Kuo, Michael. "Cantharellus "cibarius"". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ Redhead SA, Norvell LL, Danell E (1997). "Cantharellus formosus and the Pacific Golden Chanterelle harvest in Western North America". Mycotaxon. 65: 285–322.
  4. ^ Dunham SM; O'Dell TE; Molina R. (2003). "Analysis of nrDNA sequences and microsatellite allele frequencies reveals a cryptic chanterelle species Cantharellus cascadensis sp. nov. from the American Pacific Northwest". Mycological Research. 107 (10): 1163–77. doi:10.1017/s0953756203008475.
  5. ^ Arora D, Dunham SM (2008). "A new, commercially valuable chanterelle species, Cantharellus californicus sp. nov., associated with live oak in California, USA" (PDF). Economic Botany. 62 (3): 376–91. doi:10.1007/s12231-008-9042-7.