Name: Cortinarius croceus (Schaeff.) Gray
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Cortinarius croceus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Schaeff.) Gray

Citation: Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 630 (1821)

Deprecated Synonyms: Dermocybe crocea (Schaeff.) Gray


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Cortinariaceae

Genus: Cortinarius

Species: Cortinarius croceus

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becoming broadly convex, flat, or broadly bell-shaped, sometimes with a sharp central bump; dry; silky; yellowish brown to olive brown, often aging to dark brown, especially over the center; the margin often more yellowish.

Gills: Attached to the stem but often pulling away from it in age; close or crowded; yellow at first (orangish in some varieties), becoming cinnamon to rusty; covered by a yellowish cortina when young; sometimes spotting and discoloring reddish brown.

Stem: 3-7 cm long; up to 1 cm thick at the apex; more or less equal; dry; silky with brownish fibers; yellowish above, sometimes olive brown to reddish brown below; sometimes with a rusty ring zone; basal mycelium pale yellow.

Flesh: Yellowish.

Odor: Radish-like or not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface red, then dark red to black.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 6.5-9 × 4.5-6 µ; ellipsoid; slightly to moderately roughened. Some basidia with reddish to purplish or reddish brown contents. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis.

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