Omphalinoids     SemiTribe

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

HygrocybeLignicolous Trich     Subfamily
Growing on trees or dead wood, leaves, or sticks, or organic debris, often in moss

Armillaria tabescensNormal LignoTrich     Tribe
Shaped like a “normal mushroom”
Small and fragile to medium-sized, except for one large, grey-capped species

Small Ligno Trich     Subtribe
Fruiting body small: cap up to 1 1/4" across (and most clearly smaller than that)

Omphalinoids     SemiTribe     

Omphalina ericetorum



Congratulations! You are now officially in mushroom-identification purgatory. There are many genera that mushrooms fitting this diagnosis can be place in, and NOBODY really knows where they should all go. Thus, my diagnoses of genera under this taxon should be considered a matter of "do as little harm as possible" rather than the scientific precision to which you are otherwise accustomed. :-) Basically, I'm just trying to hold down the fort for a while here, until the experts get it thrashed out. I am particularly thrilled that the make-up of our local flora lets me leave out Gerronema altogether, in favor of its segregates Chrysomphalina and Rickenella. And Singer's delimitation of Omphalina by color, while it has turned out to have nothing to do with phylogeny, is a reasonably handy field characteristic

Narrow down your identification:

Chrysomphalina     Genus

Omphalina ericetorumOmphalina     Genus

Xeromphalina campanellaXeromphalina     Genus