Cantharellus friesii, the orange or velvet chanterelle, is a fungus native to Asia and Europe. The cap color varies from deep yellow to reddish orange and is 2–4 cm wide. It occurs in beech, fir and spruce forests. C. friesii is considered a good edible mushroom, but because of its rarity, it deserves protection. The specific epithet friesii honors the mycologist Elias Magnus Fries.