Hygrophoropsis     Genus

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
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Clitocybe-like Fungi     Subtribe
Clitocybe nebularis
Gills attached to decurrent
Coloration usually white to greyish brown, sometimes purple or with purple tones
Never with a ring of any kind

Hygrophoropsis     Genus     (J. Schroeter) R. Maire

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca


Narrow down your identification:

Hygrophoropsis aurantiacaHygrophoropsis aurantiaca
Cap up to 3" across; yellowish orange to orange to orange brown, occasionally all brown to dark brown, often depressed and darker in the center; usually minutely velutinate
Gills forking repeatedly, deeper or brighter orange
Singly to scattered, on ground (usually under conifers) or coniferous wood