Observation 147101: Cortinarius subgenus Myxacium (Fr.) Fr.


The lower 3 inches of stipe that I was able to excavate. Mucilage continues downward. Soil and debris are added.
Stipe showing swollen area underneath cap, but above ground level. Everything below the needles was underground.
In wet weather, appears more orange than red. Had about 8 inches of rainfall in the last 2 weeks.
Gills, also showing slimy cap layer of mucilage that continues onto the stipe.

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37% (2)
Used references: Phaeocollybia of Pacific Northwest North America, by Lorelei L. Norvell & Ronald L. Exeter.
73% (2)
Recognized by sight: something like C. pluvius, orange cap, slimy stipe and cap, veil zone

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Also in subgenus Myxacium…
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2013-10-07 19:20:30 SAST (+0200)

C. causticus has bumps on the top of the cap you can feel with your tongue. C. vibratilis does not. Morphologically (and microscopically) they are practically identical. I thought C. pluvius was supposed to have a lighter color to it, but I have never seen it. Phylogenetically, this group is a mess and needs work.

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