Name: Cortinarius ophiopus Peck
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Cortinarius ophiopus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Peck

Citation: Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 30: 43 (1878) 1877


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Cortinariaceae

Genus: Cortinarius

Species: Cortinarius ophiopus

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Cap: 3-7 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex or nearly flat; thinly slimy when fresh, satiny when dry; finely hairy to finely appressed-scaly; brownish to orangish brown, orangish, or buff; the margin fuzzy with hairs from the veil.

Gills: Attached to the stem, sometimes by a notch; close; creamy to grayish or very pale lilac at first, becoming rusty brown.

Stem: 6-12 cm long; up to 2 cm thick; more or less equal; dry; sheathed or “booted” with copious whitish to brownish, shaggy veil material that terminates in a bent-back, hairy, ring-like apex; white above the sheath.

Flesh: Whitish to grayish.

Odor: Fairly strong; moldy or earthy, reminiscent of damp socks or bad cheese; intensified on drying.

Chemical Reactions: KOH negative on cap surface; negative to faintly yellowish on flesh.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 9-14.5 × 6-8 µ; amygdaliform; weakly to moderately verrucose. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Pileipellis a slightly gelatinized cutis of hyaline to yellowish or brownish elements that are frequently encrusted, and clamped at the septa.

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