Observation 175268: Cortinarius armillatus (Alb. & Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2014-08-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: WVMC foray.

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Learned a few things today…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-01 16:01:12 PDT (-0700)

about a new (for me) Cort species, C. boulderensis. Apparently, this one is similar to C. armillatus, except it is less robust and tends to lack the multiple annular ring zones.

This collection did not show the multiple annular zones as prominently as others I have observed. But here in PA, the combination of robust stature, bright orange ring zone(s), and association with native birch species lends a lot of confidence to an armillatus proposal.

I have occasionally wondered about the application of a name found in Phillips… C. caninus.

Yes. I think you are right.
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-10-01 14:56:33 PDT (-0700)

I remember C. boulderensis being very slim.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-01 11:27:02 PDT (-0700)

is slimmer in stature, doesn’t have so many bands of veil tissue, and I don’t think it has any chance of growing with birch that far east in the USA. Here’s a forest service map:

look up
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-10-01 11:16:34 PDT (-0700)

Cortinarius boulderensis as well. I forget how it differs from C. armillatus. I know it has salmon colored veil and is brownish.

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