Collybia sensu lato     SemiTribe

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)

Amanita onustaWhite Spored     Suborder
Spore print "light-colored": white or buff, sometimes tinged with pink or tan. Greenish and (except for the Russulales) yellow spore prints also go here
Stalk fibrous, not fracturing like a piece of chalk

TricholomataceaeTricholomataceae     Family
None of the special features distinguishing the other white-spored genera:
Gills not free, as in the Lepiotas and Amanitas
Basidia not extra-long, as in the Hygrophoraceae
Spores smooth, except for Lentinellus

TricholomaTerrestrial Trich     Subfamily
Growing on the ground

Woodland Normal Trich     Tribe
Clitocybe nebularis
Found in woods
Not rooting
Links from Look-alikes
Grey Brown LignoTrich     Subtribe
Armillaria tabescens
Fruiting body medium-sized to large
Cap grey to brown, sometimes with radiating with dark brown to black fibrils
All else white or concolorous with cap
Growing on wood or duff

Collybia sensu lato     SemiTribe     

Gymnopus dryophilus



For the most intensive information on these taxa, go to Roy Halling's Collybia page

Narrow down your identification:

Gymnopus dryophilusGymnopus     Genus

Rhodocollybia butyraceaRhodocollybia     Genus


Mycena puraMycena pura
  • Cap up to 2" across, hygrophanous; mainly some shade of lilac or pink, but perhaps with a little yellow, grey or blue mixed in as well
  • Odor and taste radish-like
  • Scattered or in small groups on forest litter