Key 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.
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)
Spore print smoky-olive to black
Gills very decurrent, becoming smoky in age from developing spores
Cap typically slimy, or at least viscid
Under conifers only
Flesh (and gills, before they become colored by developing spores) white to greyish
Stalk typically yellow at the base (in one case it can be pinkish at the base)
Normally Slimy Gomphidius Section
Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.
- Cap salmon to orange- or pinkish-cinnamon to reddish brown when young; staining black or blackening overall in age
Lower stalk coated with dark brown to purplish black fibrils