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

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

Proposed Names

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Eye3
Used references: Phaeocollybia of Pacific Northwest North America, by Lorelei L. Norvell & Ronald L. Exeter.
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Eyes3
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 12:20:30 COT (-0500)

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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