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ushrooms of North America
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2.6.13

Collybia

 

Is the mushroom small, delicate; growing in troops on decaying mushrooms?

Yes

Is it growing other than on decaying mushroom?

Yes

 

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You have a C. tuberosa

 

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Is it growing from deep in the soil by means of a long, root-like base?

Yes

Is does not have a root-like base? .............       ...............

Yes

 

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Is the cap 0.5" - 1"; the stalk 1" - 3" long; often growing on pine cones?

Yes

Is the cap 1" - 4"; the stalk 2" - 10"; and not growing on pine comes?

Yes

 

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You have a C. albipilata

 

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You have a C. radicata

 

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It grows other than on pine cones?

Yes

It grows on pine cones?

Yes

 

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You have a C. conigenoides

 

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Is the stalk clothed in dense, velvety brown hairs; grows in the late fall on living trees?

Yes

Is its appearance other than described on the left?

Yes

 

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You have a C. velutipes

 

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Does it grow in cespitose clusters on decaying wood?

Yes

Is it gregarious, but not necessarily in cespitose clusters?

Yes

 

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You have a C. acervata

 

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Is the cap white to pink with mustard yellow stains in age?

Yes

Is the cap pinkish-buff, yellow brown to gray-brown?

Yes

 

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Are the cap and stalk gray-brown, edges of gill often brown?

Yes

Are the cap and stalk without gray coloration, edges of gills of brown?

Yes

 

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Is the stalk smooth, the gills even?  .......      ...................         ....................             ...........................

Yes

Is the stalk fine, longitudinal striations; the gills with ragged edges; growing on needle duff under conifers?

Yes

 

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You have a C. butyracea

 

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You have a C. dryophophila

 

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You have a C. maculata

 

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You have a C. exculpta

 

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