Observation 139686: Cortinarius iodes Berk. & M.A. Curtis

When: 2013-07-13

Collection location: Rockingham Co, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: pete (petepann)

No specimen available

I am not convinced its Lactarius sp. It does share some Lactarius traits. Cap forming a cup shape, being extremely viscid and colorfully vibrant. But the non milking BROWN gills, rust brown spore print and slightly Striated margins are throwing everything askew. So here it is. What are yalls thoughts?

63 mm tall Purple-ish “film” on upper stem.(Possible p. veil remnants?} Otherwise white, hollow. Viscid.
cap- 38 mm across. Extremely viscid. Yellow to orange center with slight umbo curving back up toward cup shape. Purple at margin with faint striations. Not actually noticeable until midway through spore printing.
Pine the dominant tree in habitat. No bruising, staining, or lactation observed with trauma to cap and stem. (Yeah, I beat the hell out of that mushroom. lol. Kidding) But I did put it through the tests.

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Excellent! Thank You
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-14 18:12:04 -05 (-0500)

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