Identifying Waxcap Fungi
Instructions on how to use
the key | Waxcap Glossary
| Printable version of
Step 1 : :
Choose 1 of the below categories that describes
the fungi you are trying to identify.
1) Stipe Viscid
& Cap Viscid : :
2) Stipe Dry &
Cap Viscid : :
3) Stipe Dry &
Cap Dry : :
Note: The 'Waxcap key' is adapted from 'The 'quick waxcap
key' originally written by Pat Leonard.
Definitions : :
Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency;
viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy; as, turpentine,
tar, gums, etc., are more or less viscid.
Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid;
not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply
The stem of a fungus or mushroom.
The uppermost part of a fungus or mushroom.