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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.7

Volvaria and Pluteus

 

Is the volva present?

Yes

Is the volva absent?  (Pluteus)

Yes

 

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Is it growing on other gilled mushrooms?

Yes

Is it not growing on other gilled mushrooms?

Yes

 

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Is it growing on rich soil, humus, compost?  .........................

Yes

Is it growing on hardwood logs, sticks, or stumps?

Yes

 

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You have a V. surrecta

 

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You have a V. bombycina

 

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Is the cap grayish to white? ..........    .....................

Yes

Is the cap gray-brown to blackish-brown?

Yes

 

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You have a V. speciosa

 

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You have a V. volvaceae

 

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Is the cap and stalk white?

Yes

Is the cap colored?

Yes

 

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You have a P. pellitus

 

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Is the cap dark to drab brown?  ...............

Yes

Is the cap dark, yellow to yellowish-olive; stalk .1" - .2"?

Yes

 

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You have a P. cervinus

 

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You have a P. admirabilis

 

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