Public Description of Cortinarius bolaris (Pers.) Fr.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae

General Description:

Pileus: 3-6 cm., convex to plane, yellow base color, surface with appressed red scales.

Flesh: white, staining yellow

Stipe: 3-10 cm.long, 5-13 mm thick, equal or enlarged at the base. Buff with reddish scales. Staining yellow to orange at the base when rubbed. Fibrillose zone near the apex from the whitish, cortinate partial veil.

No distinctive odor or taste.

Diagnostic Description:

A distinctive Cortinarius


Eastern North America


In broadleaf and mixed woods, often under oak.

Look Alikes:



Used to make dyes.


Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody

Kuo, M. (2007, March). Cortinarius bolaris. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:


Current Name:
Cortinarius bolaris (Pers.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Upsaliae): 282 (1838) [1836-1838]

Agaricus bolaris Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 291 (1801)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2011-06-14 14:06:07 CDT (-0400) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2014-01-04 11:52:11 CST (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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