Gomphidius glutinosus

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Gomphidius glutinosus (Schaeff.) Fr. 1838

 Gomphideus glutinous has a slimy cap and a web -like cortina that covers the decurrent gills initially. The gills are removable, just as the sponge-like tubes of related boltes do. As the spores mature and begin to drop, the gills turn from white to gray and then to brownish-black. Gomphideus glutinous is mycorrhizal with conifers. It is in the Gomphidiaceae family of the Boletales order.