Phlegmacium     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     Genus
Cortinarius JD1
With a cobwebby partial veil called a cortina
Stem often much wider at the base
Spore print usually rusty brown or cinnamon brown
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Clitocybe nuda
Spore print pinkish buff
Fruiting body often with some purple coloration, although this tends to be less, the larger the fruiting body is
Cap smooth, margin wavy, usually inrolled even after the cap has fully expanded
Flesh hygrophanous (usually all the way through the cap), often with a slightly soapy look and feel to it (wet your finger first to get the full effect)

Phlegmacium     Subgenus     Fries

Cortinarius husseyi


Narrow down your identification:

Cortinarius JD1Cortinarius JD1
Cap up to 3" across; bluish silver, virgate
Gills purple until covered with spores
Stem purple above the cortina, bluish below, swelling gently to the base, which is white with yellow areas below its widest point
Found under oak


Pholiota lenta