Observation 21778: Cortinarius fulvo-ochrascens Rob. Henry

When: 2004-09-30

Collection location: Diamond and Crater Lake, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

This is a stretch but they do look like the pictures on Mushroom Hobby by Ammirati. Also the spores were fairly large, approx. 13.0 X 8.0 microns, corresponding to another web source.

edit7-26-2015; Rechecked the spores.
~12.0-16.0(17.5) X 8.5-11.2 microns, ellipsoid and sl. to mod. rough.

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Didn’t save these..
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-06-07 08:33:37 PDT (-0700)
but they were rather unique and they also had a fairly rimmed, distinctive basal bulb which is not easily seen in the photos. However, so far nothing in our sparse western US Cortinarius literature seems to offer a match.
A striking species
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-07 01:30:52 PDT (-0700)

with beautiful colours! I’d be surprised if it hasn’t been discovered and described, and it shouldn’t be impossible to ID if anyone out there knows it.

It doesn’t look like the fulvoochrascens (riederi) I know – one character on that is violaceous blue gills, but I suppose it could exist paler varieties. At least the spores are speaking for it.

If you are able to check reactions with KOH or NaOH on cap, flesh and bulb margin, it can be helpful.

Created: 2009-06-06 18:01:18 PDT (-0700)
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