Observation 22093: Cortinarius albofragrans Ammirati & M.M. Moser

When: 2005-11-30

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

At the MSSF Fungus Fair these were and have been called Cortinarius luteoarmillatus..see http://mushroomobserver.org/3080?search_seq=521773
However, a local Cortinarius authority (Mushroom Hobby…) states that this is a misapplied name for our California species and should be called Cortinarius albofragrans, which I believe was described in 1997. http://mushroomhobby.com/...

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Didn’t smell these…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-06-12 09:56:22 CDT (-0500)

as at the time I was primarily collecting for the Fungus Fair. These were found in the same area as the 2004 MO collection which don’t show a lot of rhizomorphs and are more mature. Since they have been appearing fairly regularly in the same area, I’ll try to test the “fragrans” next time they show up.

By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-06-12 01:20:16 CDT (-0500)

Glad to see someone is paying attention when collecting Cortinarius in
California. Never seen these rhizomorphs, nor did the authors mention
them. Perhaps because we never saw such young material. I assume these
fruitbodies were very fragrant?


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