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 M
ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.6

Tricholoma

 

Does it grow on wood? .......       ........       ....... ..... ........

Yes

Does it grow on the ground, leaves, humus, needles, or dung?

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Is the stalk central or nearly so? ..................

Yes

Is the stalk eccentric, very short, or lacking?

Yes

 

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Is flesh easily broken?  ............     ...............

Yes

Is the flesh tough to pliant, difficult to break?

Yes

 

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Does it grow solitary?

Yes

Does it grow in cespitose clusters?

Yes

 

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Armillarilla
go to
Key 2.6.8

 

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Is the cap 0.1" - 0.8"; the gills short or decurrent?

Yes

Is the cap larger; the gills adnate to adnexed? ..................

Yes

 

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Omphalina
go to
Key 2.6.1

 

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Tricholomoposis
go to
Key 2.6.2

 

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Are the gill edges serrate?

Yes

Are the gills edges entire?

Yes

 

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Lentinus
go to
Key 2.6.3

 

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Xeromphalina
go to
Key 2.6.4

 

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Do the gills have sawtooth or hairy edges?

Yes

Are the gill edges smooth?  .........    ...............

Yes

 

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Is the stalk absent; gill edges very hairy? .....   ............

Yes

Is the stalk absent or eccentric; sawtooth gill edges?

Yes

 

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You have an Schizopyhllum commune

 

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Lentinellus 
go to
Key 2.6.5

 

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Is the cap pink with ridges and pits?  .......     ...................... .....   .......

Yes

Is the cap smooth; stalk short or absent; flesh soft or tough?

Yes

 

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Rhodotus 
go to
Key 2.6.6

 

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Pleurotus
go to
Key 2.6.7

 

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