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4 Identification Keys AKey to Major Groups of Mushrooms 1) Mushroom with gills or false gills............................................................................................ 2 1) Mushroom without gills.......................................................................................................... 6 2) Growing shelf-like on wood; mushroom tough and leathery, corky, or woody (try tearing it in half); gills tough and hard (sometimes slot-like or maze-like).................................................... .................................................................................Key K, Pored Mushrooms on Wood, p. 62 2) Not completely as above.......................................................................................................... 3 3) Mushroom with false gills (wrinkles or folds that are not plate-like and thus are not easily separable from the mushroom—try removing an entire “gill” with fingers or a knife point)............. ....................................................................................Key L, Chanterelles and Trumpets, p. 66 3) Mushroom with true, plate-like gills........................................................................................ 4 4) Spore print pink to brownish pink......................Key B, Pink-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, p. 24 4) Spore print not pink to brownish pink.................................................................................... 5 5) Spore print white, yellow to orange, lilac, or green.................................................................... ............................................................ Key C, Pale-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, First Part, p. 26 5) Spore print brown to purple brown or black.............................................................................. ..........................................................Key H, Dark-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, First Part, p. 46 6) Mushroom with pores on its underside.................................................................................... 7 6) Mushroom without pores........................................................................................................ 8 23 Identification Keys 7) Mushroom growing on the ground; cap and stem clearly defined; cap usually more or less round in outline................................................................. Key J, Terrestrial Pored Mushrooms, p. 56 7) Mushroom growing on wood, or if on the ground, then usually at the base of a tree trunk; cap and stem clearly defined or not; cap usually fan- to kidney-shaped or irregular (occasionally round) .................................................................................Key K, Pored Mushrooms on Wood, p. 62 8) Mushroom with spines or “teeth” either on the underside of a cap, or hanging from a branched structure, or clumped together in an indistinct mass.................................................................. ........................................................................................... Key M, Toothed Mushrooms, p. 67 8) Mushroom without spines or teeth.......................................................................................... 9 9) Mushroom shaped more or less like a ball (sometimes splitting open with maturity), or a ball raised up on a stem, or a ball set atop a starfish or platter.......................................................... ........................................................................................Key N, Puffballs and Earthstars, p. 68 9) Mushroom not shaped like a ball............................................................................................10 10) Mushroom appearing like a tiny bird’s nest, complete with “eggs”............................................. ......................................................................... Key R, Miscellaneous Other Mushrooms, p. 77 10) Mushroom not appearing like a bird’s nest..............................................................................11 11) Mushroom shaped like a cup, a saucer, a goblet, a standing rabbit ear, or a bowl, with or without a stem........................................................................................Key O, Cup Mushrooms, p. 70 11) Mushroom not shaped as above..............................................................................................12 12) Mushroom developing from a partially buried “egg”; at maturity covered (at least in part) with a brown to olive, malodorous spore slime; most species appearing in lawns and gardens (occasionally in woods)......................................................... Key R, Miscellaneous Other Mushrooms, p. 77 12) Mushroom not developing from an egg; not covered with malodorous slime; habitat varying... ...............................................................................................................................................13 13) Mushroom with a clearly defined cap and stem......................................................................14 13) Mushroom without a clearly defined cap and stem.................................................................15 14) Cap shape convex to centrally depressed or vase-shaped; undersurface clearly visible, smooth, wrinkled, or nearly gill-like; rarely fruiting in spring.................................................................. ....................................................................................Key L, Chanterelles and Trumpets, p. 66 14) Cap brain-like, thimble-shaped, irregularly lobed, blocky, or saddle-shaped; undersurface rarely visible; most (but not all) species fruiting in spring.................................................................... ..........................................................................Key P, Morels, False Morels, and Saddles, p. 73 15) Mushroom shaped like a branched or unbranched club, stick, or cylinder, or shaped roughly like a coral or a head of cauliflower or a rosette................................................................................ .................................................................................Key Q, Club and Coral Mushrooms, p. 74 15) Mushroom not shaped as above........................ Key R, Miscellaneous Other Mushrooms, p. 77 24 Identification Keys BKey to Pink-Spored Gilled Mushrooms 1) Mushroom with a sac-like volva around the base of the stem................................................... 2 1) Mushroom without a volva...................................................................................................... 6 2) Mature cap white, 5 cm across....................................................................................................... 64 63) Mature cap usually 1 µm) bases................................. ............................................................................................................. Laccaria ohiensis, p. 228 52) Growing under hardwoods with no conifers nearby; not growing in sphagnum......................... ...............................................................................................................Laccaria laccata, p. 226 52) Growing under conifers, or growing in sphagnum..................................................................53 53) Stem 7–14 cm long; growing in sphagnum, usually with spruces, tamaracks, or alders nearby... ............................................................................................................. Laccaria longipes, p. 227 53) Stem shorter than above; usually not growing in sphagnum but, if so, with pines nearby...... 54 54) Cap usually orangish brown and bald or finely hairy; spores round or nearly so, with spines 1–2µm long..................................................................................................Laccaria laccata, p. 226 54) Cap usually reddish brown and finely hairy to scaly; spores broadly ellipsoid, with spines 5 cm across; stem white or...

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ISBN
9780252096006
Related ISBN
9780252079764
MARC Record
OCLC
886539874
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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