Easy Guide To Mushroom Identification
These are two useful charts with excellent drawings depicting the most important cap shapes, surface features, gill attachments, stem characteristics and veils common to the guilled mushrooms.
These terms are important in describing mushrooms and can greatly aid in a positive identification. I have been into mycology for some years and even with good pics it really helps to know some of these other characteristics. For ID'ing from a field guide they are almost a must!
Terminology and ID Charts