Cantharellus tubaeformis

Craterellus tubaeformis is an edible mushroom, also known as Yellowfoot, winter mushroom, or Funnel Chanterelle. It is smaller than the golden chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) and has a dark brown cap with paler gills and a hollow yellow stem. C. tubaeformis tastes stronger but less fruity than the golden chanterelle. It has a very distinctive smokey, peppery taste when raw. It grows in temperate and cold parts of Northern America and Europe.

Craterellus tubaeformis is a yellowish-brown and trumpet-shaped mushroom found in great numbers late in the mushroom season, thus earning the common name winter mushroom. The cap is convex and sometimes hollow down the middle. The gills are widely separated, and of lighter color than the cap. It is an excellent food mushroom, especially fried or in soups, and is easily dried for preservation.

 

DRY CRATERELLUS TUBAEFORMIS