Insidious Gomphidius

  • cap is sticky/slimy and develops blackish splotches
  • gills extend on stem
  • stem base is yellow
  • spore deposit is blackish
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Look-alikes in California

The common and edible Gomphidius smithii differs in that the cap is light pinkish without dark discolorations and the flesh within the lower part of the stem is not yellow, except sometimes at the extreme end.
See also the edible Gomphidius subroseus.

Related: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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