Observation 191705: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2014-09-12

Collection location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes: Found at 11:32am.
Mycorrhizal, growing alone.
Odor: pleasant, sweet
Pileus color: light brown, some faded white spots visible
There is a thin, white ring at the margin of the pileus.
Pileus size: 4.7 cm
Pileus surface: dry, silky, moist, velvety
Stipe surface: dull, silky
Stipe location: central,
Gill attachment: attached to collar of stem
Gills are not close together, lots of space between.
Gill margin: wavy
Pileal shape: convex/hemispheric, conic
Gills color: light brown
Gills width: 2.5 mm
Gill spacing at margin: 2/mm
Gill spacing 1/2 way to margin: 2/mm
Lamellae: back-forked
No annulus, but a faint white ring zone is visible
Stipe surface: smooth, fibrillose (wood-like, some white spots visible at top of the stipe)
Stipe shape: tapered at base at apex
Stipe color: dark brown
Stipe width: 1.2 cm
Stipe length: 5 cm
Stipe base: mycelial pad (white mycelium)

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven
Based on microscopic features: spore print: rusty brown
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