Observation 149458: Cortinarius purpurascens group

When: 2013-10-21

Collection location: North Bend, Coos Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Laurel (algoressister)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

0% (2)
Recognized by sight
-30% (2)
Recognized by sight
-40% (3)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 459. Stipe looks silky to me, which suggests Inocybe. No mention is made of odor. Odor should be fruity or spicy. Also, we cannot see the base of the stipe. This base might be bulbous, which would suggest a different species: I. godeyi or I. cookei. Then again there is the possibility of something completely different.
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: features mentioned in my comment below

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By: Laurel (algoressister)
2013-10-22 12:51:38 CDT (-0500)

I took more shots, including the entire mushroom, and a nearby younger version.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-21 14:05:26 CDT (-0500)

it’s in the C. purpurascens group (known for frequently having an inconspicuous or absent cortina). Brown cap with small white patches, dingy lilac-brown gills with ochre tones from spores already visible, and lilac tones to upper stipe. I didn’t propose that name because we have relatively little information here, but there’s my reasoning.

Yet you propose Cortinarius
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-21 14:00:53 CDT (-0500)

with little else. Interesting criteria.

As for Cortinarius: no cortina.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-21 13:31:10 CDT (-0500)

if you write in your comments that you don’t have critical ID features and gon on to say “which would suggest a different species” and “Then again there is the possibility of something completely different”, I suggest that you don’t propose a species-level name. And if you do, definitely don’t give it a “Promising” vote.

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