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)
Black Spored Suborder
Spore print black, very dark brown, purplish black, or dark purplish brown, but not fitting the Gomphidiaceae
Gills usually light grey, becoming black from spores only when very mature
All brightly colored, large (cap more than 3-4" across), substantial black-spored mushrooms go here.
All slimy-capped non-Gomphidius black-spored mushrooms go here
All non-Coprinus black-spored mushrooms with a persistent ring on the stem go here
All non-Coprinus black-spored mushrooms with white rhizomorphs go here, and all Stropharias should be assumed to have them unless specifically mentioned
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.
- Cap up to 3" across; bright green to bluish green, becoming yellowish in age
Stem and cap margin with lots of flaky white universal veil remnants; the cap may also have a few, but these are much more sparse (more likely to wash off?)
Note the citation: this is William Curtis, not Moses Ashley Curtis