Observation 149199: Cortinarius glaucopus group

Growing near conifers @ ~5000ft.
Single specimen with cap 8.0 cm across and a stubby stipe ~ 4 X 4 cm.
Spore print rusty and spores ~ 7.9-9.1 X 4.8-5.1 microns and slightly rough.
No strong odor and taste was mild.
Didn’t have my KOH with me before I dried it.

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The group is very diverse
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-10-21 00:41:37 BST (+0100)

Good points on the morphological considerations — with C. glaucopus though one quickly sees a rather inconsistent outside features, there usually is a small rimmed bulb, but not nearly mandatory as is the case with the calochroid clade where it is always present. I can show many photos. I could have easily seen something in the Variecolores group, but the spores there are large. Looking at the spores here, being that small, I see the glaucopus gr. Single fruitbodies are never optional to id, but I said I see glaucopus more than anything else.

other possibilities?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-20 16:30:29 BST (+0100)

I am not seeing a radially streaked, viscid cap (altho it is a bit shiny, no stuck debris, tho) and there is certainly no rimmed basal blub here.

What are the unifying features for “glaucopus group” designation?

I think more C. glaucopus gr.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-10-19 18:33:18 BST (+0100)

Hi Ron,

I think this is in the C. glaucopus gr. C. ponderosus usually has that strong smell and the spores tend to be a bit longer.

so stocky!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-19 03:49:29 BST (+0100)

nice contrast with delicate purple gills.

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