Observation 205107: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2015-05-25
45.2454° -121.5776° 1493m
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences


Location: Found within 10m of FR 4891 (Bonney Meadows Rd.). Location along FR 4891 is +/- 800 m; elevation is +/- 60 m.
Habitat: conifer forest, including Abies (Fir), Picea (Spruce)
This mushroom was partly buried by duff.
Habit: single

Proposed Names

71% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: tawny yellow cap, yellowish persistent PV. very similar to C. magnivelatus.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Cortinarius sp.
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2015-05-29 12:21:08 CDT (-0400)

1. We tried to preserve this specimen for examination, but it deteriorated very rapidly — so rapidly that it had to be discarded the evening that these photos were taken. This will probably remain a mystery.

2. Based on Dick’s comment’s I changed confidence level of my Cortinarius vote to “Promising”.

Veil not yellow
By: Richard Bishop (Leciman)
2015-05-28 01:17:14 CDT (-0400)

I know you can’t tell the color of the veil from the photo but I saw it at the OMS meeting Tuesday evening and it was white and fibrillose. Also the cap was not particularly yellow, more of a dirty white and bruised brown. It doesn’t seem to be a good match for any of the species that I am aware of.

I agree
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-05-27 17:33:02 CDT (-0400)

I actually meant to suggest the yellower species (C. verrucisporus), but got the names mixed up.
I think Debbie’s proposed name is more likely correct, but like she said, there is some overlap, and I don’t think this species can be clearly resolved with these photos.

it really could be either.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-05-27 15:50:37 CDT (-0400)

they overlap in length of stipe, persistence of PV and the development of yellowish/tawny colors.

and then, there is individual differences, beyond the norm.

with just one fb photo to go on … hard to pin it down for sure.

one of those cool sequestrate Corts, at any rate!

very short stipe
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2015-05-27 14:11:27 CDT (-0400)

Though hard to see in the photos, the mushroom in this observation has practically no stipe.

Does that tend to support either C. magnivelatus or C. verrucisporus?

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