Observation 75310: Cortinarius flavifolius Peck
When: 2011-09-03
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Shape of stipe. Growing with oak. “Fuzz” on cap.

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I first found it
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2013-12-04 20:34:16 PST (-0800)

this last fall near the field station in the Smokies. It’s quite distinctive.

cap “fuzz” not so apparent here…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-12-04 14:33:42 PST (-0800)

but shows very nicely in this photo by Renee Lebeuf:


I have no words with which
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-12-04 14:01:24 PST (-0800)
to explain my gratitude to you Emma. For your help in the identification. Except thank you a thousand times.
a really lovely cort…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-03 19:22:15 PDT (-0700)

but prob. not argutus.

Cortinarius argutus is big, it’s tough and it’s usually not pure white.

Your graceful cort here has (if the photo color is true) a reddish-purple sporedrop on its veil:


C. argutus has the more classic rust-orange sporedrop, like this one from Alaska last year:


Cortinarius argutus was the hands-down most abundant cort on the Kenai last August, in a summer of mushroom superlatives.

Created: 2011-09-03 15:46:27 PDT (-0700)
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