Gomphidius glutinosus
(Hideous gomphidius)
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Location: Colorado
Spore Print: Olive brown to black
Edibility: Edible
Color: Brown

Habitat:
Grows on the Ground, in the woods.

Description:
Reddish to brown cap, with yellow at the base of the stalk, grey gills. Edible but the skin should be removed to avoid diarrhea. It's rather slimy and sure doesn't look very appetizing if you ask me. I think this is a very easy mushroom to identify. I have never actually eaten one because I usually find something better and more appealing.

Gomphidius subroseus is another one which grows in Colorado. These pictures are probably a mixture of both. Both are considered edible. The main difference is in the size and sometimes cap color. One is slimmer and the other can get somewhat larger.

It is common to find them along side of Suillus Lakei. It could be associated with Douglas fir.

Last Updated:
May 16 2019 10:07 AM

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