Identification: brown mushroom id needed

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  1. hanna

    hanna Active Member

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    sprouting now everywhere, after a heavy rain, Central-Arkansas

    in shaded hardwood area

    on the ground, clay, with leaf litter



    the ones in picture: with stem about 2 inch in height

    stem itself about one inch or less

    color: brown to lighbrown

    gills are light brown

    hat at the rim is kind of slimy

    Does anyone recognize this mushroom?
     

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  2. Frog

    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Any chance of getting a spore print?

    This is a really wild stab in the dark, but it does look a bit like some Cortinarius I've seen recently, in the slimy cap group. If the spore colour is rusty, then it might possibly be in that group?
    Colour stains on the gills are sometimes indicators of spore colour, but sometimes not.

    frog
     
  3. mycomania

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    hello, i am pretty sure this is a russula.
     
  4. C.Wick

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    It does resemble the R.compacta...as well as several Trichelomas....
    A spore print would really help if you can get one?
    Did you notice the scent? Was it significant at all?
     
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    I have to check if there are still any out there, then make a spore print.
    I check back with all you. Thanks for your interest.
     
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    i tried to get a spore print but had to throw the mushroom out when some white larva were eating on it
     

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