-- field key --

5 Clitocyboid:



Cap fleshy and small to large;

stem fleshy, often thick.

Gills attached to and somewhat decurrent (descending) stem.


Veils absent.

Fat-footed Clitocybe
Clitocybe clavipes
Common Laccaria
Laccaria laccata


Fried-chicken mushroom
Lyophyllum (Clitocybe) multiceps (decastes)
Sweating mushroom (left) & Fairy ring mushroom (right)
Clitocybe dealbata & Marasmius oreades




Look-alikes include Omphalotus, Armillaria tabescens, Clitopilus, Paxillus, etc.
Jack O'Lantern
Omphalotus olearius
Note:
Because it is often mistaken for the choice chanterelle, it is the most frequently reported cause of wild mushroom poisoning -- severe GI upset -- in the Northeast.
Ringless Armillaria
Armillaria tabescens
a waxy cap
Hygrophorus pratensis


a milky
Lactarius subpurpureus * see note



Note:

Many species of Lactarius on aging
look as if they had decurrent gills

unlike Russula species
-- see the tricholomatoid group
a pink-spored mushroom
Entoloma abortivum
a pink-spored mushroom
Clitopilus prunulus


a brown-spored mushroom
Paxillus atromentosus
a brown-spored mushroom
Paxillus involutus