Myxacium     Subgenus

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)

Inocybe pyriodoraBrown, Olive, Orange or Tan Spored     Suborder
Gills not free
Spore print tan, orange, deep ochre, yellowish olive, olive brown, rusty or cinnamon brown or deep brown
Ring usually either absent or not membranous

Cortinarius semisanguineusTerrestrial Brown Spored     Family
Growing on the ground

Cortinarius JD1Cortinarius     Genus
With a cobwebby partial veil called a cortina
Stem often much wider at the base
Spore print usually rusty brown or cinnamon brown

Myxacium     Subgenus     Fries

Cortinarius corrugatus



From its stature and color, one would expect to find the mushroom in the picture in Leprocybe. But its sticky beginnings (see the grass still stuck to the cap?) place it in Myxacium

Narrow down your identification:

Cortinarius corrugatusCortinarius corrugatus
Cap up to 4" across; rusty brown to tawny; radially puckered
Growing hardwoods, especially oak and beech
The several annular zones shown in the painting are not a normal feature

Cortinarius iodes
Cap up to 2" across; dark purple at first, developing more and more white spots with age; disk also becoming more and more yellowish in general in age