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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.6.8

Armillarias and Allies

 

 

Does it grow in cespitose clusters on wood or soil from buried wood?

Yes

Does it grow on the ground, if found in cespitose clusters only 2 or 3 together?

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Is a veil present?

Yes

Is the veil absent?

Yes

 

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You have an A. mellea

 

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You have an A. tabescens

 

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Does it have a double veil; the cap often 3" - 16" broad?

Yes

Does it have single veil; the cap usually 2" to 6" broad?

Yes

 

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Is the cap 4" - 16" and olive brown?

Yes

Is the cap 3" - 4"; and light ash-gray?

Yes

 

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You have a Catathelasma imperialis

 

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You have a Catathelasma ventricosa

 

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Is the fruiting body basically white with reddish-brown stains?

Yes

Is the fruiting body colored; no odor or odor of almonds?

Yes

 

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You have an A. ponderosa

 

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Is the cap bright yellow in age with cinnamon scales over the center, white scales below; grows in the West?

Yes

Is the cap other than bright yellow and the scales colored below the ring? ..........       . ....................

Yes

 

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You have an A. alboanaripes

 

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Is the cap viscid, orange over the center with a white margin; scales on stalk with orange-brown tips; grows in the West?

Yes

Is the cap dry, the center covered with reddish-brown scales; brownish-red hairs on the stalk?

Yes

 

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You have an A. zelleri

 

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You have an A. caligata (Matsutake)

 

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