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Growing in a mossy, boggy area of mixed hemlock, pine, birch and red maple. Very sticky cap, 3-6.5 cm, purplish pink color (RGB 151,113,116). Gills pale gray maturing to dark gray. Stipe 4.5 cm x 1-1.5 cm, narrowing at the base. Stipe white at apex, covered with very sticky brown to black coating on the rest. Bases not showing any yellow. All flesh white, stipe flesh browning upon exposure. Spore print very dark brown. Spores 16.1-19.9(22.8) x (4.7)5.1-5.8(6), n=20. Cheilocystidia long, cylindrical.

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Used references: Singer, R. 1949. The Genus Gomphidius Fries in North America. Mycologia 41(4):462-489

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