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Waxcap Key : :


Identifying Waxcap Fungi : :

Instructions on how to use the key | Waxcap Glossary | Printable version of this key

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 : :

Viscid (a.)
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.

Dry (superl.)
Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply of moisture,

Stipe (n.)
The stem of a fungus or mushroom.

Cap (n.)
The uppermost part of a fungus or mushroom.

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