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Jack O' Lantern


More Chanterelle Look Alike Pictures
and a gill comparison
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Mature Jack O'Lantern specimens
The trick to identify them is in the gills

Here is a gill comparison of False Chanterelles, Chanterelles and Jack O'Lantern
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The illustration above compares the three species
(A) False Chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
(B) Yellow or Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
(C) The Jack O'Lantern, Omphalotus illudens

As always, if you aren't sure of your identification consult a field guide or a trusted expert. Bottom line as always: when in doubt throw it out!

-Roy Reehil

This recipe for wild leeks works well with Chanterelles.

Happy Hunting!

LeeksMorelsBrook TroutChanterellesBlack TrumpetsPorchiniHen of the Woods

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Wild Leeks | Morels | Brook Trout | Chanterelles | Black Trumpets | Porcini | Hen of the Woods

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