Observation 60758: Cortinarius cinnamomeus (L.) Fr.



Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight
79% (1)
Recognized by sight: Cinnamon brown cap and orange gills.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2012-10-02 03:43:03 JST (+0900)

This familiar species is what I called C. cinnamomeus, but it is wrong… It was influenced from earlier conversations with Joe Ammirati, but the naming needs to be reviewed now that we have a lot of molecular data. If memory serves me right, none of the Western North American Dermocybe collections that I have match cinnamomeus closely. I need to go and review my molecular data deeper.

It is worth pointing out that Dermocybe is a mess and that very much includes Europe, which is our originating point on taxonomy. One look through UNITE shows varying concepts. We do have a lot of C. malicorius, particularly up North, it has distinctly smaller spores and tends to be very saturated.

I have a strong feeling
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-10-01 17:11:22 JST (+0900)

that some of the american and the european interpretations of cinnamomeus aren’t the same..

Have a look at some european cinnamomeus (after all, the origin is swedish..)


I beleive that you need another name for the ones with dark brown caps, occuring here on MO.
I still think this obs could be malicorius or something close, typically with green flesh, dark in older ones, darkening caps and clearly more red gills than cinnamomeus.
But you need very young specimen to see the true gill colour, because all in this group turn more or less rusty red with age – even croceus.

The dark flesh
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-12-15 01:06:24 JST (+0900)

color in the link is distinctive. This is not the species I have been calling C. malicorius or I don’t think it is.

Very much
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-12-14 16:24:17 JST (+0900)

like what I call Cortinarius malicorius, a notoriously misidentified species..


The caps tend to become very dark reddish brown on aging.

Created: 2010-12-14 12:39:15 JST (+0900)
Last modified: 2012-10-01 03:50:47 JST (+0900)
Viewed: 103 times, last viewed: 2018-01-10 14:44:51 JST (+0900)
Show Log