Observation 28170: Cortinarius viridirubescens M.M. Moser & Ammirati
When: 2009-11-11
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: UCSC Upper Campus, very near single-track trail through steep, redwood-covered drainage. Near small tanoak trees, on small mound of soil and moss near bottom of small drainage into creek.

KOH reaction orange on all parts, very strongly on basal tomentum and pileus cuticle, less strongly in flesh.

Pileus 34.2 mm wide, 15.3 mm tall. Bright olive green when fresh, duller after picking. Flesh whitish-yellow. Tightly square-convex, smooth, firm, margin inrolled.

Stipe: 55.7 mm tall, 13.1 mm wide. Chartreuse-white. Covered to ground level with cortina fibers. Basal tomentum intensely yellow.

Lamellae: Pallid clay-gray color, reddish in exposed areas damaged by slugs.

Cortina fibrils very yellow.

Taste mild. Odor of pickles or black pepper, distinctive.

Spores: Slightly roughened, citriniform/amygdaliform. L avg = 10.6 microns, W avg = 5.8, Q avg = 1.8

Pileipellis abundantly clamped ixocutis. Hyphae narrow and loosely interwoven.

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3 % KOH on pileus and stipe tissue.

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Arora’s C. scaurus group, but gill color is not yellowish
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-11-12 18:59:00 EST (-0500)

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