Observation 149148: Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2013-10-17

Notes: Growing under mixed conifers @ ~5000ft.
Caps up to 18.0 cm across.
Spores ~ 8.9-11.9 X 5.5-7.0 microns and almost smooth.
KOH initially neg. on all surfaces. After several minutes the caps did turn a light reddish color.
Odor not strong and taste mild.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-19 10:49:28 CDT (-0400)

Until Dimitar came along, corts were pretty much ignored in California. Too vast a group, too confusing, etc. etc. How often have we heard folks here in CA just dismiss a cort ID, with a little grimace of disgust?

Can’t wait for that good, working cort key for western species. Hope that there is one in the works…

Thanks Dimitar,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-10-18 22:50:51 CDT (-0400)

Interesting that something so large and common hasn’t been described before.
It appeared that the Corts that I did find were, I believe, mostly associated with White Fir.

I know this one very well
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-10-18 21:38:54 CDT (-0400)

Hi Ron,

I know this one very well — this is the most common cort on Shasta and I am describing it right now in a large paper on Phlegmacium. Plan to call it even C. shastensis.


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