Observation 151317: Cortinarius callimorphus Bojantchev & R.M. Davis

These were growing under mixed woods @ ~ 4000 ft. near the Pacific Crest Trail.
Caps up to 6.8 cm across.
Spore print was a bright rusty red.
Spores ~ 9.2-11.0 X 5.8-6.3 microns, citriform and fairly rough.
KOH on cap was red.
KOH on stem and flesh was neg or slightly yellow.

It’s probably a stretch calling these C. callimorphus due to them not growing under Sitka spruce and the spores are sl. off. They do appear similar however.

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Good job Ron, you’re a pro
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2013-11-06 03:02:23 EST (-0500)

Yes, all fits, except the spores are a bit too large for my taste, but the KOH reaction, the mildly marginated bulb (unlike the calochroid phlegms) and particularly the citriniform spore shape fit very nicely. Good man — this is an example of a complete observation — all key aspects nicely documented.


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