Original Herbarium Label: Cortinarius hinnuleus Fr.
Spores: 8-10 × 6-7(-7.5) µm, coarsely verrucose

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-03-10 11:19:26 CDT (-0400)

It would be better if the tie between the MO observation and the collection was the MO observation number, since a name can be changed (and should be if it’s wrong), and there usually are many other observations with the same name.

The main characters in the hinnuleus group are very distant gills, a ring-like cortina and strong hygrophanity. You have a look-alike in North America named Cortinarius distans.

What are the main characters?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2014-03-09 15:19:14 CDT (-0400)

This MO observation (as most of our observations) is supported by a voucher specimen. Practically all Oluna’s earlier collections of Cortinarius went to Prof. Joe Ammirati (WTU) immediately after they were accessioned to the UBC herbarium. This particular specimen is still here in our house and should go to the UBC herbarium within a few weeks. Until than the observation name is just the tie between the MO observation and the supporting herbarium specimen. Mushroom Observer does not allow any doubt in naming the observations (by using e.g., cf. or “?”) and the observation name thus looks more definite than it really is. To call it “Cortinarius [sp.]” would be more proper, but it will obscure the tie between the MO observation and the voucher specimen.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-03-09 06:07:31 CDT (-0400)

This is still not hinnuleus, though.
The main characters are still missing :-)

Wrong photo under the UV light
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2014-03-08 16:23:15 CST (-0500)

Thanks for catching this mistake. There is no UV fluorescence in this specimen. The UV photo belongs to
and has been already posted there.
Adolf is cataloging our collections and once-a-while he is too eager to post photos to the MO Observations without waiting for me. Oluna

C. hinnuleus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-03-08 15:44:56 CST (-0500)

must be a mistake..

I’d look for something around C. raphanoides instead.
(blue fluorescens, not so distant gills and hardly any traces of a cortina)

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