Observation 58424: Cortinarius caperatus (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2010-11-07

Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

Specimen available

Rowan Co., NC

Found in scattered group of five, growing from soil, in mixed, predominantly pine, forest.
-Virginia Pine, (young) Maple, (young) Beech

5.3-8.2cm broad, campanulate to convex, smooth with minute white to silvery hairs or fibrils concentrated in center but present over entire pileus, margin of some are wrinkled and of mature specimens are turned upward
Flesh is creamy in color, fairly thick and soft

Adnexed, close, serrate, creamy tan

7.8-8.5cm long, 1.3cm thick, white to creamy with golden tones-more so on the lower half, smooth (some slightly textured), equal, solid
Superior, white, membranous partial veil ring

fungoid ?

Spore Print:

I thought this to be [i]Cortinarius caperatus/Rozites caperata[/i].
Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.

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I think so…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-29 14:03:39 PST (-0800)

That’s what I’d call them, but it hasn’t been 100% confirmed.
I’ll try and throw the spores under the scope and post the pictures within the next few days.

That’s cool that you’ve seen them in the same type of habitat.
This was my first time finding them. So now, when I hunt for them, I can narrow down my search area to this type of habitat.

By: Gae (springsinger)
2011-01-29 13:41:20 PST (-0800)

These gorgeous mushrooms grow here on Long Island in similar environment of predominately pine, maple, beech. Are these the edible ‘gypsy’?

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