Gomphidius glutinosus, also known as Slimy Spike, is a grey-brown agaric that is covered in a colourless, slimy veil. The stem has an indistinct ring zone, often stained black by spores, and its base is lemon-yellow. The mushroom is mycorrhizal with spruce.
grey-brown, convex or bun-shaped, becoming expanded and flattened, heavily viscid when damp, becoming shiny when dry. Flesh dirty white, moderate and firm. Gills
at first whitish, becoming tinged olivaceous-grey when mature, deeply decurrent, thick. Stem
dirty white, more or less equal, lemon yellow at base. Ring white, glutinous, zone-like.
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