Yellowing chanterelle (Craterellus lutescens)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
- Order: Cantharellales (Chanterelle (Cantarella))
- Family: Cantharellaceae (Chanterelle)
- Genus: Craterellus (Funnelman)
- Species: Craterellus lutescens (Yellowing chanterelle)
Description: Hat with a diameter of 2-5 cm, deep-funnel-shaped with a wrapped, carved edge, thin, dry, yellow-brown.
The hymenophore is almost smooth at first. Later – wrinkled, consisting of thin sinuous folds, yellow with an orange tint, running down the leg, later – gray.
Spore powder is white.
Stem 5-7 (10) cm long and about 1 cm in diameter, narrowed towards the base, curved, sometimes longitudinally folded, hollow, one-color with a hymenophore, yellow.
The pulp is dense, slightly rubbery, brittle, yellowish, without a special smell.
Distribution: Distributed in August and September in conifers, more often spruce, forests, in groups, not often.
Evaluation: Considered an edible mushroom (4 categories), used fresh (boiled for about 15-20 minutes) and dried.
Photo of a yellowing chanterelle mushroom from the questions in recognition: