Observation 61979: Cortinarius lilacinocolossus M.M. Moser
When: 2011-01-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This lone specimen was growing near Oaks and possibly Madrone.
The slightly sticky cap was 6.6 cm across and the color was mixed reddish browns and purplish, especially near the edges.
The flesh was creamy colored with violet tints on the edges of the cap.
The spores were ~ 11.0-12.0 X 6.3-7.8 microns, and somewhat rough.
KOH on the cap was light orangish.
KOH on the cap and stem flesh was yellow.
It had a slight odor that was not unpleasant.
This was a fairly meaty Cort that seems to be close to the descriptions for C. balteatus. The spores are a little larger than what is reported in MD but almost in range for what is noted in the Phillips’ description.

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Used references: Mushrooms of North America by Roger Phillips.
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
55% (1)
Used references: Christian Schwarz
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I had not checked the fresh collection,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2017-01-24 16:05:35 PST (-0800)

but the dried material showed no reaction to UV light.

How does it look under the UV-light?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2017-01-24 14:56:35 PST (-0800)
Wait a minute…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-03-27 07:52:39 PDT (-0700)
Noah Siegal using Christian Schwarz as a reference for Corts? Well, maybe it’s not C. balteatus but looking at the data for lilacinocollosus in Mushroom Hobby, the spores look thinner than what I have here?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-01-09 23:47:17 PST (-0800)

something close to that group of species (variecolor, largus etc.), but I doubt balteatus. In Europe, it is a mainly northern species, growing with conifers.

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