L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

What kind of mushroom is this? It was growing on or near a dead live oak. (That's right.) Location, Los Angeles County, elevation 2000-ish ft. I don't need to know the exact species. Just a general name will do.

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Ganoderma sp

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

I did some more looking around, and I think it is an oak chanterelle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantharellus_californicus

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I agree Chanterelle...we have lovely golden/yellow and grey/white chanterelles here...thought ya might get a kick out of this link

http://www.morelmushroomhunting.com/2012_New_Orleans_Chanterelle_Foray.htm

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

I'll bet they really know how to cook them in New Orleans.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Yeah, yeah - Nawlins is cool with all the jazz and Mardi Gras, but I bet they still just cook their mushrooms.

I'd much rather have chanterelles thrown to me than beads, though...

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Oh No VV...we eat them too. GRIN

Chanterelle soup with white wine and heavy cream, chanterelle, bacon and sun dried tomato fettucine, salmon with grilled chanterelles, peppers and onions, swordfish with a chanterelle dijon and sun dried tomato topping.....BUT...you will never find a Mardi Gras float rider generous enough to toss out their stash of fresh chanterelles. Around here folks keep the growing locations to themselves.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

You're making my Pinot Noir salivate...

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

GRIN....even the cat looks interested.

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