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Genus Cantharellus


The members of the genus Cantharellus differ from all other gill-bearing fungi in that the gills are in the form of shallow folds growing down the stem.

The folds are generally narrow and forked or branching.

The name Caaatharellus, meaning little cup or goblet, refers to the shape of the fungus, some of the species being so deeply depressed that a cup not unlike a tall goblet results.

Cantharellus Floccosus
Craterellus Cantharellus