Cantharellus cibarius is commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or griolle. It is probably the best known species of the genus Chantarellus, even the entire family of Cantharellaceae. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped. Chanterelle emits a fruity aroma reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.
Like many other fungi, chanterelles form associations known as mycorrhizae with the roots of particular tree species. It is found in deciduous and coniferous forests in the lowlands, hilly and mountainous area. The most common is in deciduous forests with beech and oak where at some places can be found in the moss in large quantities.
It was considered that habitat of C. cibarius is Europe, Asia, North America and some parts of Africa but recent research has made it clear that Cantharellus cibarius is a strictly European species.