Observation 57541: Cortinarius variosimilis M.M. Moser & Ammirati

When: 2010-10-18

Collection location: Diamond and Crater Lake, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These had caps that were up to 10.1 cm across and sl. tacky under rather dry conditions.
The gills were tannish and even dried up only slightly darker.
The flesh was whitish but turned yellow with KOH (see photo)
KOH on the cap turned brownish red.
The spore measurements were ~ 9.2-10.6 X 6.1-7.5 microns. This is a little wider than what is listed on the Mushroom Hobby page for this species, although the shape looks very similar.
Trudell notes that this species is common in the Pacific Northwest.

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Used references: Mushroom Hobby website
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by S. Trudell & J. Ammirati

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In the ballpark.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-11-11 01:26:48 EST (-0500)

Ron, this one is in the ballpark of C. variosimilis and could be,
but keep in mind that we have at least two close allies that your collection kinds of reminds me more.


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