When: 2008-09-21

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Just so we don’t forget that this is MushroomObserver, not AmanitaObserver. :-)

Here’s a cort for you guys. At least I think it might be. Rust-brown gills and brown clinging to the upper stem (second photo). Third shows the entire cluster; they were scattered over an area of a few square feet under birch. What may be a different species, or the same one when immature, was close by (obs. 11450).

The woods I regularly visit have been busy with corts this fall. Several more Cortinarius observations are forthcoming, in addition to the C. alboviolaceus and one or two other species already posted here. There may be over half a dozen distinct species occurring in that area at this time.

Perhaps not too surprising for a genus with over a thousand total species reported worldwide.

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