Observation 148509: Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2013-10-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Large, lilac capped, foul smelling Cort-fruiting beneath Douglas fir, Western hemlock and Ponderosa pine(elevation 1,400ft.)

Rather large-image #3 shows caps in relation to my left hand.

Stem-bulbous at base.

Fruiting in coniferous, montane habitat.

Temp: upper 40’s-raining.

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Used references: Mushrooms Of The Pacific Northwest(Trudell, Ammirati). MDM and Various websites

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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likely not traganus
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2013-10-15 11:01:36 PDT (-0700)

I agree that it doesn’t look like C. traganus because of it’s form and slimy cap. I think it looks like C. glaucocephalus, which is a Phlegmacium that occurs on the west coast (http://mushroomhobby.com/...). However, I don’t have a copy of the species description and have never seen this mushroom, to be confident in my guess.

Smell? Flesh color?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-15 10:09:25 PDT (-0700)

These look off for C. traganus to my eye (coloration on stipe too pale, slightly bulbed base on larger one?, very viscid-looking young cap). I’d feel much more confident if you could describe the odor and flesh color.

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