Lepidella     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)

Amanita caesareaAmanita     Genus
Fruiting body having a combination of some of the following characteristics:
Stalk growing out of a cup of cottony tissue called a volva (all white-spored mushrooms with a volva go here)
Cap with scattered patches or flakes of the same sort of tissue as the volva (see second picture), easily peeled off
Annulus (skirt-like ring on stalk)

Lepidella     Section     

Amanita cokeri


Microscropic Characters


Narrow down your identification:

Amanita abruptaAmanita abrupta
Basal bulb becoming much wider than the stalk very suddenly
Fruiting body completely white

Amanita cokeriAmanita cokeri
Entire fruiting body white
Basal bulb covered with lumps and flakes of universal veil material; with partial vertical clefts; often ringed at the top with tooth-like fragments of universal veil material; gently sloping at top and bottom

Amanita longipesAmanita longipes
Entire fruiting body white
Universal veil material very powdery, covering entire stem with tiny flakes that come off on your hands whenever you handle the mushroom
Basal bulb only a slight, smooth swelling

Amanita onustaAmanita onusta
Cap pale grey to white; up to 4" across; covered with dark, pointy, brownish grey pieces of universal veil material; margin often hung with white scraps of partial veil material
Annulus absent
Basal bulb (not shown in picture), scaly, sloping gradually above and below, rooting


Amanita aestivalis
  • Prominent, slightly rimmed basal bulb which is split vertically in several places around the edge
  • Cap white, with some yellowish or tan on the disk
  • Flesh staining brown