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Chanterelles – Trumpet Chanterelle Cantharellus tubaeformis

Chanterelles are ectomycorrhizal. Mycorrhizal fungi grow in a mutually beneficial, or symbiotic, association with the root tips of green plants. Ectomycorrhizal fungi are a subset of mycorrhizal fungi that form sheaths over the root tips of certain trees and shrubs. Because chanterelles obtain their carbohydrate nutrition from living trees through this symbiotic association, forests are essential to their survival and productivity. Trumpet Chanterelle Cantharellus tubaeformis is a popular edible member of the chanterelle family found in well-drained coniferous woodland where sunlight penetrates. Particularly, the mushroom is particularly common in spruce…

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