Observation 86428: Cortinarius subtortus (Pers.) Fr.

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-17 12:58:42 CST (-0500)

C. subtortus also tastes bitterish and the smell is like Russula badia. I think best is to recollect next year and try to get to a better result.

I just looked at my list of my findings from there
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-17 12:46:33 CST (-0500)

I found Cortinarius infractus there. Var. olivellus I would like to rule out for it is growing in thermophilous deciduous woods whereas this place is at 1400 m NN and in acidic coniferous wood.

Hm, if I could remember :)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-17 12:42:46 CST (-0500)

There are so many different Cortinarii there when season is good (which was not the case this year being all dried up the whole year) so I can’t remember right now. I know there are some bitter ones there. Cortinarius infractus var. olivellus could be a choice though.

Did you happen to taste it?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-17 12:34:12 CST (-0500)

The only thing that makes sense to me with those colours and shape is some variety of Cortinarius infractus.. Too dark gills for spadicellus, I think (I’m not very familiar with it either).

That’s why I am not sure about the ID,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-17 05:55:40 CST (-0500)

I have seen C. spadicellus just once and am not very familiar with this group. I would appreciate it if someone who is firm with it could supervise my finds.

Very strange colours
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-17 04:08:22 CST (-0500)

for subtortus – so much blue in the gills and purplish on the stem.
It reminds a bit of spadicellus.
What microscopic features is it based on?

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