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ushrooms of North America
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2.10

Gomphidus and Chroogomphus

 

Is the cap viscid, flesh light orange to salmon color?

Yes

Is the cap dry, orange to orange-buff? .......... .................

Yes

Is the cap reddish-brown?  ...............

Yes

 

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Is the cap reddish-brown? ...........    ............ .............

Yes

Is the cap glutinous? ................   ..............    ........  ................   ...................

Yes

Is the cap orange, usually growing under pines?  ..............   .......................

Yes

 

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You have a G. rutilus

 

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Is the fruiting body cespitose, usually partly buried; grows in the West only?

Yes

Is the fruiting body not cespitose? .............   .........     ..............     .......       .............

Yes

 

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You have a G. ochraceus

 

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Is the cap pink to red? .......................  .................     ...............       ...............       .......           ...............

Yes

Is the cap reddish-brown; veil absent, stalk covered with purplish-black fibrils over lower half? ..................

Yes

Is the cap purple-brown, glutinous; veil present; stalk yellow over lower half? ..............   ............................

Yes

 

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You have a G. subroseus

 

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You have a G. maculatus

 

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You have a G. glutinosus

 

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Is the cap dry, orange to orange-buff?

Yes

Is the cap reddish-brown? ...........  .............

Yes

 

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You have a G. tomentosus

 

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You have a C leptocystis or C. vinicolor or  C. rutalus

 

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You have a G. oregonsis

 

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