Observation 18495: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2009-02-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small clusters in leaf litter throughout woods; CAP 2-3" wide, smooth, viscid, brick-red-brown when young, aging creamy orange-brown at center to yellowish at margin; GILLS “dirty” tan, notched; STIPE white with pale purplish fuzzy cast near base, not bulbous; FLESH white; VEIL cortina obvious when young; SPORE rusty brown (visible clearly at 20x on gills).

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They probably are the same…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-16 18:53:02 EST (-0500)

Well, it is perfectly possible that they’re the same, in fact
they probably are. I just wanted you to take a stance on that.
Look at the collections of Cortinarius variicolor from Idaho —
they tend to discolor and become brownish when exposed to the
Sun. I had to go through extra lengths to convince myself that
I’m not mixing the collections.

http://mushroomhobby.com/...

These from Chile seem like members of Variecolores, big time. Of
course, some KOH would have helped.

I will cover the subject of dryers on MushroomTalk — except my
first trip when I didn’t take a dryer and regretted it big time,
now I always carry. Otherwise, you may not see these in 10 years
or more..

Have fun,

D.
You really think these are two different species?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-02-16 17:00:59 EST (-0500)

I assumed so at first, too, but on close inspection, I decided that the cluster of three smaller darker ones (growing among a whole bunch of the larger ones) was just that — young verions of the others. Both had the same distinctive purplish fuzz coating the stipes, for example.

The bottom one is related to Cortinarius variicolor
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-16 16:06:46 EST (-0500)

The bottom one is related to Cortinarius variicolor. The top one, hmm, let me think a bit…

D.

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