Observation 80489: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2011-10-21

Collection location: Bear Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I see in the manuals that “rusty clay” is the color given to some of the Hebeloma prints. The rusty print did look duller than a typical cort print. No flakes on the stipe, so I don’t think it’s crustuliniforme. Cap diameter about 1 inch, if expanded.

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Recognized by sight: Gills fringed/toothed. Spore print rusty.
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Gills look a bit light colored
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-10-24 20:55:34 PDT (-0700)

for Cortinarius, and the uneven gill edges reminded me of Hebeloma. No radish odor, as with H. crustuliniforme. But I don’t think it’s this species.

Admittedly, I don’t know the genus Cortinarius very well. So many species means one may expect a lot of variability in macro traits.

It looks like
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-24 20:30:17 PDT (-0700)

a good candidate for Cortinarius to me. I know the line can get tricky on some of these duller ones – did you check the odor? Radishlike is typical for Hebeloma, otherwise for Cortinarius.

I tend to favor Cortinarius because of the dry cap and non-scurfy stipe, which many Hebeloma have.

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