Rosy Gomphidius

  • cap is rosy pink and sticky
  • gills extend onto stem
  • stem base is yellow
  • spore deposit is blackish
Pictures ()
<< previous picture  |  next picture >>

Look-alikes in Washington

The common and edible Gomphidius smithii differs in that the cap is purplish grey and the lower part of the stem does not have yellow flesh, except sometimes at the extreme end. The edible but poor-tasting Gomphidius oregonensis differs in that the cap is dingy-salmon in color and it grows in clusters where the stems are fused at the base.
See also the edible Gomphidius glutinosus.

Related: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
homepage | feedback