|Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos)
|Date Taken: 2005-08-20|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 7:54|
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|Cantharellus cibarius (galbior) is my favourite eating mushroom. I love its taste and its smell. Whenever I go gathering this species, my favourite thing to do is smell the bag/basket in wich I gather them. They taste and smell delicious!|
You can find them in decidous forests as well as in conniferous forests. They preffer an acid soil. The picture is an example, since the subject is surrounded by needles. It seems to preffer the habitat of blackberry bush. Again as shown in the picture. If you find a forest that has blackberry bushes and you are in mushroom season, chances are you will find this delicious species. There is no other mushroom that looks like this so they are easy to identify. There is a different species you could say it looks like them (hydnum repandum) but if you look underneath you will see there is no similarity. Cantharellus has blades!
They usually grow in groups so if you find one look carefully around.
In the picture you can see in the background what I am talking about.
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"I will eat you, but promise me, you will not poison me!" :)
Very nice shot. Bravo and TFS.
- [2006-11-30 8:18]
That's a very large specimen of a delicious
cantharellus you've got there. I love these fried in butter on a piece of bread - really delicious and certainly not poisonous! Very sharp shot and beautiful natural colours. Perhaps you could have come even closer and if you removed a bit of the mosses you would also see the foot.
I agree with you it is very tasty, I love it with rice and nuts :)
Here we do have a similar one to this, the Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, they are sometimes quite similar, although you will only confuse it if you know very little about mushrooms.
The photo is not bad, although I would preffer to do some gardening first, to remove disturbing elements.