Northern Bushcraft

Slimy Spike Cap

  • cap is up to 10cm wide, broadly convex shaped, smooth and sticky/slimy, cinnamon brown, possibly tinted purple/grey.
  • older specimens have a planar cap with upturned margins.
  • flesh is white and soft.
  • gills are white, graying in age, and descend onto the stem.
  • stem is white above and below the ring, with a distinct bright yellow area towards the tapering base.
  • partial veil is thin, leaving a superior ring on the stem that soon turns black.
  • grows abundantly in areas with conifers.
  • appears in the summer and fall.
  • has a pleasant taste with a mild odor; remove the cap's skin and cook before eating.
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