Observation 120083: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2012-10-06

Collection location: West Forks, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)

Specimen available

A group of orange brown basidiomata with a distinct umbo found in mixed woods near the Dead River near West Forks, ME. Spores have a roughened surface as seen in the photomicrograph which is focused on the upper surface of the spores. Spores are elongated with a 20 spore average of 9.0 × 4.2 Qm = 2.15. Spore print is brown.

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Not gentilis
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-20 06:25:24 CST (-0500)

C. gentilis has almost globose spores.

The spores here have an extreme shape, and I’d say it’s something around C. fusisporus(semivestitus) and lux-nymphae – or between them.

C. gentilis group
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2012-12-19 23:28:58 CST (-0500)

I’d say this one is broadly around C. gentilis. The spores seem a bit narrow compared to what is in the literature, but one needs to review Peck’s and Kauffman’s work carefully to see if there is a better match.

Created: 2012-12-15 17:13:10 CST (-0500)
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