Observation 191913: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

This fungus was found in a black and red oak woods under plenty of shade and with the coverage of leaves.

It had no distinct smell.

The pileus was 5.2 cm in diameter, and it had an orangeish brown color. Both the surface and the margin were smooth, and the overall shape was campanulate. The inside of the pileus was both light tan and an orange brown color.

The gills were adnate, and they had a mildly wavy margin. They were orange brown in color, and from the stipe, they were 1.9 cm long. They were approximately 1 mm wide, and they were spaced apart about 4 mm. Regular lamellae were present on the edge of the pileus, and they were also spaced 4 mm apart.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it was 6.6 cm long and 1 cm wide. It had an equal shape, and the inside seemed stuffed and slightly hollow. Both the inside and the outside of the stipe were a tan orange color, and the base was institutious.

No spore print was obtained for this fungus, but an educated guess was made that the spores would have been an orange brown color. The spores had an ornamented oval shape, and they ranged from 6.6-9.8 × 5.0-6.4 micrometers.

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