Observation 77035: Cortinarius subgenus Telamonia (Fr.) Trog
When: 2011-09-17
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found under lodgepole pines, and mixed conifer, in a wet mossy area.

Part of the Yosemite National Park Fungal Survey, num. YNP173.

No clear odor, gills medium yellow-brown when young, with a bulbous base.

Adding some micro-details:

The micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in KOH. The spores are brown, ellipsoid, and warted. The apr. size is 8 × 4.5 um. Also in the mount no cystidia were obs.

With the lack of cystidia, and warted spores, this is clearly Cortinarius, and is yet another unknown Telamonia.

I should just start describing every Telamonia I pick up as a new species. Seems like that wouldn’t be any different from other Telamonia studies done so far… and I could get 100’s of species published (and then never seen again…).

Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: smoother cap, brighter spore deposit visible on specimen second to left in 1st photo, also has that Cort gestalt I still can’t put my finger on…

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we saw a lot of different Inocybes and Telamonias in Yosemite…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-23 14:10:21 CDT (-0500)

and this silky capped mushroom is somewhat ambiguous. BUT, the spore drop is ochraceous-tawny, which is one of the possible spore colors for a cort.
I’m throwing in with a Telamonia cort.

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