Observation 18928: Cortinarius ochraceoazureus (E. Horak) Peintner & M.M. Moser
When: 2009-02-25
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Possibly another of the C. variipes-like corts. Found quite a few groups of these near the upper elevation limit of the Nothofagus pumilio forest; CAP to 5 cm, viscid when young but drying quickly; GILLS creamy, slightly notched; STIPE dry, finely fibrillose whitish with distinctive purplish cast (some more than others, more pronounced toward base); FLESH whitish, staining brownish near base (see photo), no odor noticed; SPORES rusty brown (just visible in photos on upper side of narrow ring zone); VEIL cortina leaving narrow ring-like structure on mid-stalk (see photo).

(number 0225.34 and 0226.13, page 165)

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Used references: [as Rozites ochraceoazureus] – This distinct species of the genus Rozites , is common on soil and among litter in Nothofagus forests. Concerning ectotrophic mycorrhiza several species of southern beeches are recorded as host plants.
Pileus up to 8 cm diam., hemispherical to convex, argillaceous to ochre, darker around disc, viscid. Lamellae pale brown becoming argillaceous or pale rust brown. Stipe -11 x – 1.2 cm, cylindric or subclavate, lilac but color fading with age, annulus (cortina) fibrillose, with one or several lilac belts of veil near base, dry. Flesh lilac in stipe. Odor and taste not distinctive. (Gamundi & Horak __Fungi of the Andean-Patagonian Forests. pg. 104)

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