Observation 108588: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2012-09-04

Collection location: Echo Summit, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)

Specimen available

This solitary mushroom was found in mixed conifer forest at approx. 7000 ft. Within a 50 ft. radius the trees were almost exclusively lodgepole pine. The cap color was a tannish gray, but there were areas of lilac that seemed to form a transparent sheen. Look closely, and use your imagination. My photographic skills are basic.

It was curious to me that within 30 ft. of the spot this mushroom was collected, Boletus edulis, a Boletopsis, and Suillus tomentosis were also collected, and were riddled with fly larvae. The Cortinarius was completely bug free.

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By: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)
2013-03-25 04:40:58 CET (+0100)

for doing the work on this. I’ll keep my eye open. Very striking mushroom. I only wish my camera skills could have done justice to the color.

This is a common semi-sequestrate one
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-03-25 03:47:23 CET (+0100)

Mike, I got the sequence. This one is a common semi-sequestrate species in sect. Variecolores — most are in the calochroid mega clade… Unnamed. One was featured in a recent paper by Peintner, Trappe etc. I have 4 collections so far, the Echo summit is the southern most distribution so far. Keep up the great collecting!!

Thank you.
By: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)
2012-09-11 05:30:31 CEST (+0200)

Unfortunately, there is no material left.

possibble id
By: Michael Castellano (trufflercaz)
2012-09-10 17:34:28 CEST (+0200)

looks like Cortinarius magnivelatus, a hypogeous Cortinarius.

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Created: 2012-09-04 17:36:16 CEST (+0200)
Last modified: 2012-09-21 17:33:09 CEST (+0200)
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