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ushrooms of North America
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2.15.7

Cortinarius

 

Is the cap viscid?

Yes

Is the cap dry?

Yes

 

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Is the cap wrinkled to corrugated?

Yes

Is the cap smooth?

Yes

 

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You have a C. corrugatus

 

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Is the cap slimy, viscid? ............         .............................

Yes

Is the cap viscid, soon dry; stalk with a basal bulb?

Yes

 

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You have a C. collinitus

 

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You have a C. glaucopus

 

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Is the cap lilac to dark violet?

Yes

Is the cap any other color?

Yes

 

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Is the entire fruit dark violet?

Yes

Is the entire fruit lilac to pale lilac?

Yes

 

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You have a C. violaceus

 

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Is the cap silvery white with silky hairs tinted violet?

Yes

Is the cap lilac with dull thick hairs? .......    ............

Yes

 

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You have a C. alboviolaceus

 

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You have a C. traganus

 

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Is the stalk circled by several red zones of veil tissue?

Yes

Is the stalk not like as described on the left? .............

Yes

 

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You have a C. armillatus

 

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Are the gills reddish-cinnamon to blood-red?

Yes

Are the gills yellowish-cinnamon to brown?

Yes

 

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Are the gills a striking blood-red; the cap yellowish cinnamon?

Yes

Are the gills reddish-cinnamon; the cap red-brown?

Yes

 

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You have a C. semisanguineus

 

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You have a C. cinnabarinus

 

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Are the gills yellowish to yellowish-cinnamon; cap yellow-brown?

Yes

Are the gills dark cinnamon-brown, very broad; cap purplish-brown?

Yes

 

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You have a C. cinnamomeus

 

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You have a C. torvus

 

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