Observation 29362: Cortinarius subgenus Sericeocybe P.D. Orton
When: 2009-12-01
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: These were growing near a Madrone and Bishop pine. Caps up to 4.7cm across.
Not viscid.
KOH reactions; Everything turned a basic brown.
Spores were approx. 8.0-9.0 X 5.0-5.5 microns, slightly rough.
The rusty brown spores seemed to turn violet in KOH.
They seemed to have a slight, rather pleasant odor but as usual, I couldn’t put a name to it.

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To the naked eye
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-12-02 23:53:09 CST (-0500)

they turned a light violet, darker in mass. I saved the print and maybe will be able to photograph it when I get some time. It was curious.

Sericeocybe.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-12-02 22:52:46 CST (-0500)

Ron, other than this being a Sericeocybe, I can’t say much more. I have around 250 collections so far this Fall and I do not recall having seen one just like this one… The veil and gill color is interesting. The spores turned violet – how? Under the microscope or with plain eye? I doubt that to be – they probably just became darker.

D.

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