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)
Pink Spored Suborder
Spores pink or reddish
Cap up to 2" across; acutely conical when young, sometimes becoming umbonate in age; often silky but not scaly
Dull colored (shades of greyish brown) or brightly colored (usually yellow or salmon orange), but not really darkly colored
Gills barely attached to the stalk, sometimes appearing free
Stalk thin, fragile
Bright Nolaneas Section
Entire fruiting body brightly colored, usually yellow or salmon orange
Cap steeply conical, up to 1 1/4" across
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.
- Fruiting body yellow to yellowish orange
Umbo very sharp, forming a sort of spine in the middle of the cap
In woods, especially swamps and moist areas
- Spores 9-12 x 8-10 Ám, typically 4-sided