Observation 115321: Cortinarius pinguis (Zeller) Peintner & M.M. Moser

When: 2012-10-29

Collection location: Mount Shasta, southern flank, Shasta Co., California, USA [Click for map]


Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Collected by David Rust under red fir at approx. 7,000’ in elevation.

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Recognized by sight: secotioid cort with a dark brownish orange, greasy feeling cap, splitting radially to expose hymenium; very indistinct cortina and a membrane that covers the contorted hymenial plates (not gills), short stipe that meets the pilipelis (no cap context above stipe).
Used references: online, several: PNW Secotioids, Roger’s Mushrooms, Mushroom Expert, MO.
books: Truffles of North America, Trappe et al, MDM, Arora.
Based on microscopic features: spores rusty brown, fatly ellipsoid, warted, with prominant apiculus.
Based on chemical features: cap stains orange in KOH.
odor slightly chemical or like rubber.
taste mild, not unpleasant.

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