Bright Nolaneas     Section

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Pink Spored     Suborder
Spores pink or reddish

Entolomataceae     Family
Terrestrial (occasionally on rotting wood on the ground)
Gills attached (notched, adnate, or subdecurrent), sometimes almost free in small mushrooms

Nolanea     Genus
Mycena galericulata
Cap up to 2" across; acutely conical when young, sometimes becoming umbonate in age; often silky but not scaly
Dull colored (shades of greyish brown) or brightly colored (usually yellow or salmon orange), but not really darkly colored
Gills barely attached to the stalk, sometimes appearing free
Stalk thin, fragile
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Yellow Hygrocybe     Section
Entire fruiting body yellow, golden, or yellowish orange
No red coloration present

Bright Nolaneas     Section     


Narrow down your identification:

Nolanea murraii
Fruiting body yellow to yellowish orange
Umbo very sharp, forming a sort of spine in the middle of the cap
In woods, especially swamps and moist areas

Nolanea quadrata
Fruiting body salmon orange, the stalk sometimes developing a greenish tint in age (according to A. E. Bessette, D. W. Fischer & A. R. Bessette (1997) )
In humus, among mosses, sometimes on rotting logs