Observation 114745: Cortinarius subgenus Bulbopodium
When: 2012-10-20
( 1201m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Terrestrial under old growth Pseudotsuga menzesii, approx 100 yards from upper Rogue River. Brown cap, white flesh, abruptly bulbous base.


Cortinarius w bulbous base in hand
Cortinarius w bulbous base in situ
Cortinarius w bulbous base in lab

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Recognized by sight: brown gills, obvious cortina remnants on stipe

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-10-31 07:59:53 PDT (-0700)

Got some? It is super-useful in delimiting cort species. Do spot tests on cap, cap context and stipe context and note any color changes. Also important to taste and smell your cort.

This looks to be one of the bulbopodium with reddish-rusty brown spores. An exact species though…good luck with that! You also need young material and the color of the young gills to make a good in hand ID.

Still, a handsome cort in its own right.

maybe not badiolatus
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2012-10-31 07:48:27 PDT (-0700)

On second inspection, my specimen doesn’t have that abrupt bulb and the stipe is mostly brown. But the cap is brown and the flesh is white like that.

re: Cortinariacs Anonymous
By: Jonathan Frank (jonagus)
2012-10-30 19:26:02 PDT (-0700)

Thanks, I’d be curious to look at the translation. Although I’d rather let you and other Cortinariacs wrestle over the details! I imagine it might not be conspecific. How strong was the match? What was the closest North American match? Is this a case of another yet-to-be-described Cort or of GenBank’s limited (but growing) contents? Perhaps another Cortiphile will clarify…

Cortinarius badiolatus?
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2012-10-30 10:14:22 PDT (-0700)

I collected something similar in BC, whose DNA matched with Cortinarius badiolatus from Europe. I was able to acquire the species description and tried to translate it from German to English. I could send you the translation if you like, to see if it matches.

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