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Cantharellus cibarius Fr.

Photograph by R. E. Halling, © 1998

The chanterelle is widely distributed in the Northern hemisphere and is frequently sought after as a highly prized edible. Although the hymenium is somewhat anastomosed, it is more lamellate than that of C. ignicolor. Also, the basidomata are fleshier and larger. The characteristic sweet odor (recalling apricots or peaches) is usually present in the Costa Rican material. The collection illustrated came from the Parque La Amistad area in the southern Talamancas.

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