Name: Cortinarius distans Peck
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Cortinarius distans

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Peck

Citation: Ann. Rep. Reg. N.Y. St. Mus. 23: 111 (1872)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Cortinariaceae

Genus: Cortinarius

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Cap: 2-7 cm; bell-shaped to conical, becoming broadly bell-shaped or convex; moist when fresh; usually finely grainy or scaly, at least when young; orangish brown, changing color markedly as it dries out and becoming dull orangish tan; the margin at first whitish, often splitting in age.

Gills: Attached to the stem, often by a notch; distant; pale brownish to nearly yellowish at first, becoming cinnamon brown; initially covered by a white cortina.

Stem: 4-8 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; equal or club-shaped (especially when young); finely silky; brownish, with a paler apex when young; often with a white ring zone; basal mycelium whitish.

Flesh: Whitish when young but soon brownish; becoming crumbly in the stem with age.

Odor: Radishlike, sweetish and fragrant, or not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface slowly dark reddish brown.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 6-9 × 4-6 µ; ellipsoid, often with one subfusoid end; moderately to finely ornamented; dextrinoid; orangish brown in KOH. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis

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