Trumpet fox photo and description of the mushroom where it grows, appearance

Popular edible mushroom Fox Tubular/tube (Canthallus tubaeformis) belongs to the Fox family, its mushroom pickers are found in a welldrained coniferous forest where sunlight penetrates.

The tubular chanterelles are charming, but not as known as ordinary foxes, which fruit earlier. The fact that mushrooms appear in hundreds of copies, and if you find a mycelium, without a crop, do not go home, does not leave for the mushroom foxes.

Where the trumpet charters grow

Tubular chanterelles are common in spruce forests on acidic soil and bears fruit in colonies. In mainland Europe, the mushroom is more common in the northern latitudes, in countries located closer to the south, tubular chanterelles grow on forest hills.

After you find a forest with Canthallus tubaeformis, it will not be difficult to collect mushrooms for food. Due to the subtle taste and pleasant hard texture, the tubular chanterelles won sympathies among lovers of cooking forest mushrooms.

Taxonomic story

The name Canthallus tubaeformis gave and described the tubular foxes of the Swede Elias Magnus Fris in 1821. In Sweden, soup in a pot is prepared from the mushroom, the Swedes are called Trattkanterell’s Trumpet Lisichka.

The generic name Cantharellus comes from the Latin word Cantharus a vessel, a bowl or a bowl for drinking with handles. The word tubaeformis means “form of a hollow tube”.



From 2 to 5 cm across, thin pulp, brown on top with a pale edge, dotted with veins below, funnelshaped, with a wavy edge.


Initially yellow, become grayish as they ripen, wrinkled veins are branched and straightened up. There are also crossveins under the hat.


Tall, somewhat flattened and hollow, from 5 to 10 mm in diameter and often slightly pinshaped or convex at the base. The smell/taste is not distinctive.

Habitat and environmental role

There are pipe foxes often among ivy from September to November in coniferous forests in humid weather conditions.

Application in cooking

Dry the chanterelles trumpet above the radiator or in a warm oven with an open door, stored in hermetic jars for further use in culinary recipes.

Benefit for health

If there is not enough vitamin D, the trumpet fox will replenish the deficit. Fruit bodies of the mushroom are considered healing in folk medicine. Healers prescribe dishes with mushrooms to people who suffer from eye diseases, skin diseases or poor hair condition. Frequent use of chanterelles in winter increases the body’s resistance to viruses.

Doubles of a tubular fox

The tick of the tubular has no pronounced false analogues. Subject to the rules for collecting and identifying the type, there is no chance of collecting a poisonous crop. Trubkovy fox resembles an ordinary chanterelle, but it is bright yellow, the hat is more likely and more squat, a firm, pale pulp with light fruit (apricot) smell.

The fox is ordinary

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