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Scientific name: Cantharellus cinereus (Pers .: Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Merulius cinereus
The name (cinereus) derives from its color.
Hat: 1-5 cm in diameter, funnel-shaped, slightly scaly, grayish, wavy edge.
Pseudolamelle: current, branched; ash-colored.
Stem: 3-6 x 0, 4-0.8 cm in diameter, empty, fibrous, grayish.
Meat: gray-white, with a plum smell.
spore: hyaline under the microscope.
Cantharellus cinereus(photo Paul Bolt http://www.pilzepilze.de)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
It is found in deciduous forests; not widespread. Summer-autumn.
It can be confused with the Cantharellus cornucopioides, which however has a hat which has a cavity which extends almost to the base of the stem and has smooth limenium.