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ushrooms of North America
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Hygrophorous
(Waxy-gills)

Not Brown-Toned

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Is the cap green with some buff in age, viscid?

Yes

Is the cap not green? xxx  xxx  xxx  xxx  xxxx   xxxx   xxxx   xxxx   xxxx   xxxx   xxxx       Yes

 

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You have an H. psittacinus

 

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Is the cap pointed to narrowly conic; viscid?

Yes

Is the cap ovoid to convex? xxxx    xxxx    xxx   xxxx    xxxxv    xxxx    xxxx    xxxx  

  Yes

 

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Is the cap scarlet orange to red; bruising black?

Yes

Is the cap yellow to orange-yellow; no bruising?

Yes

 

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You have an H. conicus

 

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You have an H. acutoconis

 

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Is the cap bright orange; viscid? xxxxx   xxxxx   xxxxx  xxxxx   xxxxx   xxxxxxx  

 Yes

Is the cap orange-red over center to yellowish-orange over margin; veil present and glutinous?

Yes

Is the cap yellow or red; veil absent? xxxxx     xxxxx     xxxxx     xxxxx     xxxxx     xxxx

Yes

 

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Is there an absence of odor?

Yes

Is there a distinct fishy or skunk odor?

Yes

 

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Are the gills decurrent; cap soon flat?

Yes

Are the gills adnexed; cap convex?

Yes

 

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You have an H. nitidus

 

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You have an H. flavescens

 

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Is the cap yellow?

Yes

Is the cap pink?

Yes

Is the cap bright red?

Yes

 

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Is the cap yellow, yellow-orange, sometimes tinted olive?

Yes

 

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You have an H. marginatus

 

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If an odor is detectable, is it fragrant?

Yes

 

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You have an H. pudorinus

 

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Are the gills decurrent, distant; cap soon flat?

Yes

Are the gills attached; close cap which is convex?

Yes

 

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You have an H. cantharellus

 

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Is the cap dry, broadly convex, and scarlet? xxxxx

Yes

Is the cap moist to tacky, conic to convex, knobbed; blood red?

Yes

 

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You have an H. miniatus

 

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You have an H. coccineus

 

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You have an H. speciosus

 

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