Observation 293260: Cortinarius occidentalis A.H. Sm.

When: 2017-10-04

Collection location: Little Skookum, Mason Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve (Lokness)

No specimen available

Notes:
Under mature western red cedar and vine maple. Viscid cap – but not stipe. No visible remnants of a vale. Less tan 20 miles from Olympia.

Images

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Cortinarius olympianus 12.jpg
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Cortinarius olympianus 10.jpg
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Cortinarius olympianus 11.jpg
Top of cap is more like the brown here but failed to get a picture.

Proposed Names

-46% (2)
Used references: Trudell/Ammirati
30% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Arora

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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Cortinarius occidentalis
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-10-12 14:52:21 EDT (-0400)

Shannon has suggested that C. olympianus is a wrong ID and that it might be C. occidentalis. After reviewing her thoughts and looking again, I agree with her. Thanks Shannon!

Shannon; Thanks for looking and adding your thoughts
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-10-10 19:30:16 EDT (-0400)

I am not surprised at all that my choice looks to have missed the mark. I have to admit that one reason I picked C. olympianus is that it was so close to Olympia. Sometimes they name a mushroom from the area it was seen. Can you say why you were so positive it wasn’t olymianus? Thanks!

Not olympianus…
By: Shannon Adams (Sulcatus)
2017-10-10 15:46:28 EDT (-0400)

I’m not sure what it is. I thought of C.occidentalis because it has some purple staining on the stipe, anyway. One of the other corts :)

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