White Chanterelle

  • resembles a white funnel
  • underside has ridges, not gills
  • ridges are forking
  • ridges extend onto stem
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Look-alikes in Washington

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. The inedible Leucopaxillus albissimus, for example, 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.

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