Observation 115019: Cortinarius traganus (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2012-10-28

Collection location: Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: David Rust (incredulis)

No specimen available

Part of display at Cascade Mycological Society mushroom festival. Identifiers included Bitty Roy, Steve Trudell, Debbie Viess, Freeman Rowe, Erin Page Blanchard, Joe Spivak and others from CMS.

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Recognized by sight: C. traganus has a purple stipe, and this does not.

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or, the specimens are dry and fading…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-11-12 10:08:23 PST (-0800)

showing a bit more of an atypical pale stipe like these here:


they certainly had the orange context and the typical odor. the lighting in that room was crap.

in hand is always better than by photo.

too late now for any real follow-up. traganas certainly was present at the Fair. now whether there is a traganas lookalike, down to the orange context and over-ripe pear odor…I suspect that nobody looked that hard, or frankly even knew of the existence of such a creature.

is there one?

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