Name: Cortinarius rubripes Peck
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Cortinarius rubripes

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Peck

Citation: Bull. N.Y. St. Mus. 105: 16 (1906)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Cortinariaceae

Genus: Cortinarius

Species: Cortinarius rubripes

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Cap: 2.5-12 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex, flat, or broadly bell-shaped; moist becoming dry; smooth or silky; purplish cinnamon at first, changing to reddish brown or cinnamon brown as it dries out.

Gills: Attached to the stem; fairly well spaced; pale or pale purplish when young, becoming cinnamon to rusty; covered by a cortina when young.

Stem: 3-9 cm long; 0.5-2.5 cm thick at the apex; somewhat swollen at the base; dry or moist; smooth or finely silky; pale purplish to brownish, with a fiery orange or bright to brick red base; basal mycelium also brightly colored; sometimes with a rusty ring zone.

Flesh: Whitish or dingy brownish.

Odor: Fragrant, or not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH gray to purplish on cap surface; instantly dark blue to dark purple on orange surfaces.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 7-10 × 4-5.5 µ; ellipsoid, often with one subfusoid end; weakly to moderately roughened; orangish brown in KOH. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis

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