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Scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus)

The scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus, formerly Gomphus floccosus) is a widespread funnel- or vase-shaped mushroom which has a close association with conifers. When parts of the orange upper surface of the cap peel back, they resemble scales and give rise to the common name. Additional common names include shaggy chanterelle and woolly chanterelle. Despite the names and a resemblance to true chanterelles (genus Cantharellus), this species is not closely related.

Scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus).  Stillwater Cove Regional Park, Sonoma County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=FUN0229
Scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus). Stillwater Cove Regional Park, Sonoma County, California, USA.
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Scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus).  Stillwater Cove Regional Park, Sonoma County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=FUN0230
Scaly chanterelle (Turbinellus floccosus), wide-angle view showing the mushrooms in relation to their environment. Stillwater Cove Regional Park, Sonoma County, California, USA.
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