Observation 93298: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2012-04-25

Collection location: Bunyip State Forest, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Tex (Stopwhispering)

No specimen available

I am a bit stuck on this, I had it set in my mind as an Amanita, which it is most likely not.

This mushroom was quite large close to 30cm across. Growing from mixed soil.

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight
10% (2)
Used references: Many online references and also “A field guide to Australian fungi” – Bruce Fuhrer.
26% (1)
Used references: A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi by Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky
Brown scaly cap. Gills are lilac in youth, but fade with age. Common in Tasmania.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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C. australiensis?
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-06-30 10:19:27 CDT (-0500)

It grows up to 40 cm diam. and has a membranous annulus rather than a cortina. So why not this species?

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-04-26 16:57:25 CDT (-0500)


Yes, most of the information I could find on the species was still listed under Rozites australiensis, I am not convinced that this is the right name for this mushroom it’s the closest I can find so far though.

Look forward to seeing your observation.


A bit dried out
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2012-04-26 16:44:22 CDT (-0500)

I think. The universal veil caused some to place it in Rozites at one time. I’ll try and dig around and see if I can post an Obs of one I have from NSW.

I thought the gill color etc looked like Cortinarius, but the veil is a bit unusual
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2012-04-26 13:44:42 CDT (-0500)

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