Observation 18938: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2009-02-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Beautiful! Found quite a few groups of these in leaves in Nothofagus pumilio forest; CAP 2-3" wide (up to 6" in one case!), viscid when young though not always persisting, convex to nearly plane, smooth silky-striate-shiny; FLESH white, unchanging, somewhat sour odor maybe but weak; GILLS distinctly lilac-purple where not discolored from rusty-brown spores (beautiful!); STIPE short and stocky, bulbous, white-cottony texture with copious spores all over it.

(number 0226.8, page 165)

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Wow, a real beauty!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-27 16:11:40 CST (-0500)

It resembles our Cortinarius varius a lot, but of course it’s something else.

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