Smooth Pholiota     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)

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

Pholiota albocrenulataLignicolous Brown Spored     Family
Growing on wood

Gymnopilus spectabilisMedium To Big Lignicolous Brown Spored     Subfamily
Cap usually more than 2" across, and sometimes up to 8; usually tan, yellow, or pumpkin-colored

Pholiota aurivellaPholiota     Genus
Having more than one of the following characters:
Cap slimy (all slimy MediumToBigLignicolousBrownSpored mushrooms go here)
Cap covered with pointy or fibrillose scales (all MediumToBigLignicolousBrownSpored mushrooms with this sort of scales go here)
Cap often yellowish

Smooth Pholiota     Section     

Pholiota veris


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Greenish Pholiota     SubSection

Pholiota astragalina
Cap up to 2" across; pink to apricot; slimy when fresh; discoloring blackish in places
Gills emarginate; orange or yellow; bruising brownish
Partial veil yellow, sometimes leaving fragments on cap margin
On coniferous wood

Pholiota lenta
Cap up to 4" across; white or pale pinkish tan, perhaps with grey tints; slimy to viscid; with a few small white cottony patches of universal veil material
Gills sometimes subdecurrent; sometimes appearing finely fringed from cheilocystidia
Partial veil a thick but evanescent cortina, sometimes leaving an annular zone on the stalk
In woody soil or humus

Pholiota verisPholiota veris
Cap up to 2 1/4" across; brown to tan, with cinnamon tones at first; clearly hygrophanous
Partial veil yellowish cinnamon, leaving a thin membranous ring on the stalk
Our collection had white rhizomorphs, not noted in the literature
On well-decayed deciduous wood or woody debris