Observation 74224: Cortinarius violaceus (L.) Gray

When: 2011-08-18

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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I generally
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-22 12:07:15 CDT (-0500)

preserve only those mushrooms which I think someone may want to study… well, aside from the ones I want to eat. If someone would like for me to make collections of Corts, I can do this… a few at a time, as there are often too many to keep track of.

Actually, I’ve got some Corts preserved from a recent collection.


I saved these (73779) because, despite being quite distinctive, no definitive name has yet been proposed.

If someone would like a specimen of C. violaceus, then i can probably get one. It’s fairly common, and grows in one of my favorite Black Trumpet spots.

glad to hear it Dimitar.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-21 10:33:33 CDT (-0500)

we eagerly await that western Cortinarius monograph. Who better than you to write it?

In due course…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-08-20 16:27:39 CDT (-0500)

I meant that I am “bored doing only corts”. A cort monograph of California and adjacent areas, covering 75% of what is known to exist is within reach, but most things do not have names yet. I am working on a paper at the moment, describing 5-6 new Telamonia, as well as 2-3 other papers in parallel. Deriving well supported phylogeny in this recently evolved group, Telamonia, is very tricky and requires solid experience. I will produce a key for the cortinarii within an year or two, we’re making progress as you see. Anyway, there are many other areas that need attention too – some that I am very interested in are Russula and Amanita, mainly limited to the West. Amanita contains some complexes that require very painstakingly accurate and multi-pronged study.

assuage your pain Dimitar…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-20 10:28:53 CDT (-0500)

by taking possesion of the corts that were already collected for you.

not everyone shares your interest. besides, I thought that you were “bored with corts,” and that’s a direct quote.

the west coast also is lacking in a good cort monograph, with useable keys. are you writing one? we’d all sure love to see it.

Surely close.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-08-20 02:16:12 CDT (-0500)

This is one is a close sibling. It pains me to see that no herbarium specimen was preserved. The East Coast cortinarii are very poorly studied (by contemporary standards).

They’re taking over…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-19 18:25:51 CDT (-0500)

especially in the oak woods. I don’t pay more attention cuz I know that I don’t know what most of those 100s of Corts are, and nobody else will know, based only on the amount of info typically supplied like folks like me.

PA “corts”…? Yes! Here in Luzerne County, PA, we have an ongoing political scandal with courtroom judges at the forefront. Luckily, at least some of these specimens have been corrctly IDed as the suit and tie thugs that they are.

here come those PA corts…;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-19 10:52:08 CDT (-0500)

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