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ushrooms of North America
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Chantarelles

 

Is the fruiting body yellow, orange to red, at least the gills?

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Is the fruiting body purple, lilac, gray to blackish-brown?

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Is the fruiting body colored the same overall; cap glabrous or nearly so? ...................

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Is the fruiting body not colored the same overall; cap with small or recurved scales?

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Is the fruiting body orange, yellowish, or nearly white?

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Is the fruiting body red to red-orange?

Yes

 

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Is the fruiting body very small? ..................

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Is the fruiting body medium to large?

Yes

 

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You have a C. minor

 

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Is the fruiting body thin with short discontinuous  gills or without gills?

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Is the fruiting body fleshy with well-formed gills?

Yes

 

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Is the fruiting body nearly white with orange tints?

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Is the fruiting body orange? ......    .............

Yes

 

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You have a C. subalbidus

 

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You have a C. cibarus

 

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You have a C. craterellus

 

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You have a C. cinnabinus

 

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Is the cap funnel to trumpet shaped with large recurved scales?

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Is the cap convex to depressed in center, with squamules?

Yes

 

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Is the fruiting body 1.21" - 3"; fruiting in spring?

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Is the fruiting body 2" to 6"; fruiting in fall?

Yes

 

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You have a Gomphus banarii

 

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Are the gills low, blunt ridges, buff to yellow?

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Are the gills nearly with pores, deep yellow?

Yes

 

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You have a Gomphus floccosus

 

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You have a Gomphus kauffmanii

 

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Are the gills contorted, wrinkled, nearly absent, orange?

Yes

Are the gills blunt but well formed? .............. 

Yes

 

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You have a C. Lutescens

 

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Is the cap dark brown; stalk yellow? ...................

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Is the cap yellowish-brown; stalk grayish-orange?

Yes

 

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You have a C. infundibuliformis

 

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You have a C. tubaeformis

 

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Is it not cespitose; grows in deep moss; small cap? ...................

Yes

Is it in cespitose clusters; grows in the ground; large caps?

Yes

 

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You have a C. umbonatus

 

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Are the gills absent; ashy-gray to blackish?

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Are the gills present, thick, fleshy; purple fruiting body?

Yes

 

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You have a Polyzellus mutiplex

 

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You have a Gomphus clavatus

 

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