White Chanterelle

  • resembles a white funnel
  • underside has ridges, not gills
  • ridges are forking
  • ridges extend onto stem
  • spore deposit is creamy white
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Look-alikes in California

A number of poisonous and inedible white mushrooms can appear similar, including those that have acquired a funnel-ish shape from becoming upturned and exposing their gills in age. For example, the inedible Leucopaxillus albissimus can appear similar when old. Although its gills extend into the stem, they differ in being "true" (i.e., blade-like) gills rather than ridge-like, false gills.

See also the closely related and edible Cantharellus formosus, Cantharellus californicus, and Cantharellus roseocanus.

Related topics: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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