Observation 18448: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2009-02-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Among moss and rocks, in twos or threes, somewhat common; CAP 3-4" wide, dry, smooth, mostly creamy-white as shown but often with yellowish or ochraceous stains in places; FLESH thick, white; GILLS tan, notched, close; STIPE distinctly stocky and bulbous, colored like cap with same stains; VEIL cortina; SPORE rusty brown (visible clearly on cortina remnants).

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Used references: Probably widespread, this distinct species is not frequently encountered. It forms ectotrophic mycorrhiza with at least three species of Nothofagus viz. N. pumilo, and less often with N. antarctica and N. betuloides. The majority of records is reported from Tierra del Fuego.
Pileus up to 9 cm diam., hemispherical, convex or campanulate-expanded, white turning orange-yellow with age r on bruising, viscid. Lamellae argillaceous turning rust brown. Stipe -8.5 x -2 cm, cylindric, with distinct marginate bulb (-3.5 cm diam.), concolorous with pileus, cortina and ± distinct submembranaceous belts of veil present. Flesh white. Odor and taste not distinctive. (Gamundi, I. & E. Horak, 1995. “Fungi of the Andean-Patagonian forests.” Buenos Aires: Vazquez Mazzini Editores, pg. 98)

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