Observation 153403: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2010-09-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This small, young, dark brown-capped Cortinarius had a greenish-blue margin. It’s stipe was a pale blue. The base was quite bulbous. These were unusual enough characters, but what caught my attention were the distinctly GREENish-blue gills! There were only two specimens of the same species. It was the first and last time I found them at this (or any) location on the ground along a stream under mostly hemlocks and assorted hardwoods and shrubs. I wish I kept the spécimen and will if I ever see this Cort again. Hopefully one of you experts will be able to help me identify it.

I am also including a shot of the cap. The photo is not very good, but at least you can see the cap colorations mentioned above.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: C. scaurus, C. herpeticus and C. montanus are all in this group. As the morphologies are similar, spore measurements may needed.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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