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 M
ushrooms of North America
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2.15

Cortinariaceae
(Crepidotus, Gynopolis, Pholiota, Galerina, Heboloma, Cortinarius)

 

Does it grow on wood or buried wood?

Yes

Does it grow on the ground?

Yes

 

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Is the stalk present, off center, or central?

Yes

Is the stalk absent

Yes

 

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You have a member of the
Crepidotus
family

Key 2.15.1

 

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Is the spore bright rusty-orange to bright-rusty brown?

Yes

Are the spores dull brown?  .................    ...................

Yes

 

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You have a member of the
Gymnapolis
family

Key 2.15.2

 

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You have a member of the
Pholiota (also Galerina)
family

Key 2.15.3

 

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Is the veil, if present, hairy and often like a spider web?

Yes

Is the veil membranous, cap pale orange with frosty hairs, never in cespitose clusters?

Yes

 

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You have a Rozites caperata

 

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Is the stalk thin, brittle and fragile; cap thin, fragile, often striate, usually glabrous, convex to concave?

Yes

Is the stalk thin and pliant, not brittle and fragile; cap not fragile, seldom striate; various shapes?

Yes

 

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You have a member of the
Galerina
family

Key 2.15.4

 

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Is the cap dry, conic to campulate, often hairy?

Yes

Is the cap viscid or dry, usually convex; stalk always dry?

Yes

 

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You have a member of the
Inocybe
family

Key 2.15.5

 

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Is the cap viscid; veil present or absent; stalk fleshy?

Yes

Is the cap dry or viscid; veil like a spider web?

Yes

 

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You have a member of the
Hebeloma
family

Key 2.15.6

 

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You have a member of the
Cortinarius
family

Key 2.15.7

 

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