Observation 220365: Cortinarius phoeniceus (Vent.) Maire
When: 2015-10-23
No herbarium specimen

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Thanks Emma!
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-10-28 14:27:58 CDT (-0500)

It is a pretty colored species.

Cortinarius purpureus/phoeniceus
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2015-10-28 10:35:04 CDT (-0500)

Looking at MycoBank, it seems it is a synonym with C. purpureus, the latter having been published as Agaricus purpureus before Agaricus phoeniceus was published. I have seen this species in the Smokies and in Obed in Tennessee. I haven’t sequenced it, so I don’t know for sure that that’s what it is.

I used: Ammirati, J. F., & Smith, A. H. (1984). Cortinarius II: A preliminary treatment of species in the subgenus Dermocybe, section Sanguinei, in North America, North of Mexico. McIlvainea, 6, 54–64.

This is what Ammirati and Smith say about the range: “Apparently rare in North America. Collected in Tennessee and possibly occurring in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”

Thanks Emma.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-10-24 18:14:43 CDT (-0500)

Is C. purpureus a synonym?
Also what is the range of this species. All other obs. here are from Europe.

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