Observation 24188: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2008-11-08

Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]

Who: Nadine (nadine modad)

No specimen available

Scientific name: Cortinarius sp. (Species unknown)
Fruiting body: Cap: convex, buff with olivaceous tint especially at the center. Viscid to sticky. Margin inrolled in. Gills: rather adnate, white becoming fulvous in age. Cortina is tough, web-like and white at first. Stalk: long, rather equal, light buff. Flesh turns brown when cut.
Dimensions: Cap: 3-4cm across. Stalk: 6-10cm tall and 0.7-1cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: rust-brown in mass and yellowish-brown under microscope. Broadly elliptical to almond-shaped, roughened (warty) 10-15 × 6.5-8.8µ. Basidia are 4-spored with rather long sterigmata. Cheilocystidia present and clavate.
Occurrence: scattered on ground in pine and oak area. November 8, 2008.
Edibility: unknown.
Comments and Observations: Chemical tests: positive with KOH (brown on cap). Odor: light.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’

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