Gliophorus graminicolor

A green species found amongst leaf litter in mixed podocarp-broadleaf forest. It has a glutinous thread on its gill edge (compared to G. viridis which does not). The gills are decurrent. Cap diam: 15–25 mm.This one and Gliophorus viridis (see below) can be difficult to tell apart.

However, G. graminicolor has long cells on its gill edge called cheilocystidia. These cells hold the gluten (the slime) along the edge of the gill. If you can see a clear gelatinous thread along the gill edge you are looking at G. graminicolor. G. viridis doesn't have cheilocystidia, and therefore doesn't show the clear thread on the gill edge.

Gliophorus graminicolor showing the clear glutinous thread along the gill edge.

Gliophorus viridis doesn't have this.

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Gliophorus viridis

Another green Gliophorus which is easy to confuse with G. graminicolor. However, it does not have a glutinous thread on its gill edge. The base of the stipe also has a yellow tint to it. Cap diam: 15–25 mm. Found amongst leaf litter in mixed podocarp-broadleaf forest.

Gliophorus viridis

G. viridis doesn't have cheilocystidia, and therefore doesn't show the clear thread on the gill edge.

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