Observation 31120: Cortinarius traganus (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2009-12-31

Collection location: Jackson Demonstration State Forest, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Used references: MD p.447; found in coastal mixed conifer/tanoak forest ~5 miles inland from Caspar
Based on microscopic features: spores elliptical, roughened, 7-9 × 4-5 microns

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Fruity odor, yes
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-31 15:27:41 CST (-0500)

There are plenty of species that smell the same, but I think I’d also call this traganus, a particular variety or not ;-)

fruity odor
By: Ryane Snow (snowman)
2009-12-31 11:31:16 CST (-0500)

these specimens had a distinct fruity odor which is consistent with other observations of C. traganus

I wonder..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-31 04:44:18 CST (-0500)

It looks an awful lot like traganus. But it’s a bit too colourful, and the bluish flesh in the upper part of the stem makes it somewhat different.
Do you really have traganus in California? The eastern parts of USA and Canada would have been easier to beleive.

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