Observation 192256: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2014-10-22

Collection location: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes: Found at 10:12 am.
Saprobic, growing in soil, scattered, somewhat distant from three other mushrooms of the same type
Odor: unpleasant, fishy
Pileus size: 3.5cm
Pileus color: light pink, with brown speckled/bruised spots in the center (darker in color in the center, lighter in color near the margin
Pileus surface: smooth, dry, dull, leathery
Pileal shape: convex, campanulate (somewhat pointed at the top of the pileus)
Pileus margin: smooth, inrolled margin
Stipe color: white (near the base)/light pink (away from the base toward the top)
Stipe width: 1.2 cm
Stipe length: 3.4 cm
Stipe shape: solid, bulbous base
Stipe surface: fibrillose, bruises dark pink, bruises easily
Stipe base: mycelial pad
Location of stipe: central
Gill Attachment: attached to collar
Gill margin: even
Gills color: light pink/white
Gills width: 2mm
There is some space much space between the gills, easy to separate as a layer.
-at margin: >2mm apart
-1/2 way to margin: 1/mm apart
Lamellae: back-forked
Lamellulae/short gills length: 2 tiers

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven
Based on microscopic features
53% (3)
Recognized by sight
27% (1)
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