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ushrooms of North America
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Hygrophorous
(Waxy-gills)

Brown-Toned

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Is the odor fragrant, strong?

Yes

Is there no odor?

Yes

 

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You have an H. agasthomus

 

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Is the cap pinkish-brown and streaked with reddish purple; often bruising yellow near the margin?

Yes

Is the cap brownish-gray to drab-gray?   

 

Yes

 

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Is a hairy veil is present?

Yes

Is there no veil?

Yes

 

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You have an H. purpurascens

 

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Are the gills distant?

Yes

Are the gills close to crowded?

Yes

 

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You have an H. erubescens

 

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You have an H. russula

 

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Is the stalk without hairs? ............      .......    ..............

Yes

does the stalk have gray-brown hairs over the white lower half?

Yes

 

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Is the stalk drab gray, the gills white with an ashy tint?

Yes

Is the cap olive-brown and the gills pale-pinkish?

Yes

 

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You have an H. camarophyllus

 

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You have an H. calophyllus

 

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Are the cap and stalk dry?

Yes

Are the cap and stalk viscid to glutinous?

Yes

 

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You have an H. inocybiformis

 

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Is the top of the stalk covered near its top with small dark gray tufts?

Yes

Is the top of the stalk bare (no hair)? xxxxxxxxxxx

Yes

 

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You have an H. pustulatus

 

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You have an H. olivaeolbus

 

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