Observation 150400: Cortinarius scaurotraganoides Rob. Henry ex Rob. Henry

When: 2013-10-25

Collection location: Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were growing on the ground in mixed woods but oaks were dominant in this area(see acorns in photo). Elevation ~ 1120 Ft.
Spores were ~ 7.5-9.1 X 4.7-5.1 microns and moderately rough.
They had a very strong smell of pears.
While they were id’d as Cortinarius albidus at the NAMA Foray, we subsequently noted the strong odor of pears and the spores seem too small for Peck’s original description(~9-11 X 5-6 microns).
Edit; note from Emma Harrower who examined this collection.
Flesh was white

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: as per Renee Lebeuf: pale capped cort with marginate bulb and odor of pears.

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Dimitar, unfortunately I didn’t personally preserve
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-10-31 10:31:41 CDT (-0400)

any material.
I believe it was vouchered (under the name “Cortinarius albidus” so should be available through Patrick Leacock and the Field Museum.
Not sure if Emma Harrower saved any for herself.
I do have a good spore print and that is of course available.

Can I get a piece of that?
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-10-31 02:53:25 CDT (-0400)

Would like to sequence that ASAP. We have something similar in California. Great collection from a rarely visited part of North America.

From Quebec to the Ozarks…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-10-30 20:09:48 CDT (-0400)
an interesting leap but I like it.

Thanks Renee.

This really looks like the C. scaurotraganoides we find in Quebec.
By: Renée Lebeuf (Renée Lebeuf)
2013-10-30 19:14:07 CDT (-0400)

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