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When: 2008-10-31

Collection location: Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:09 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, usa’ to ‘near Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA’

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
44% (2)
Recognized by sight: More robust than sanguineus, and with a browner cap. Yellow stem with lots of red veil.

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-11-01 13:39:55 CST (-0500)

Cortinarius sanguineus var. subcinnabarinus Ammirati & A.H. Smith was published in 1984, McIlvainea 6(2): 54-64.

I asked Dorothy Beebee to comment; her stock and trade are these dye dermocybes.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-01 12:51:06 CST (-0500)
Could be worth an investigation
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-01 12:44:48 CST (-0500)

I don’t mind taking a step back here. One thing that speaks against phoeniceus, is the dark context – but it is not the “true” sanguineus, which I know quite well.
However, there is one variety mentioned from mixed woods in Tennessee and North Carolina, Cortinarius sanguineus var. subcinnabarinus Ammirati & A.H. Smith. It only got a provisional name, and I can’t find any more info about it.

Yellow stipe
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-11-01 08:42:52 CST (-0500)

According to what I’ve read Cortinarius phoeniceus has a yellow stipe with reddish veil belts. This one had very little yellow, a couple had a tinge at the apex.
I don’t know either Cortinarius phoeniceus or Cortinarius sanguineus well, I’ve only seen one fresh specimen of sanguineus never seen phoeniceus and only seen phoeniceus var occidentalis once.
p. var o. looked nothing like what I collected yesterday… But calling it sanguineus was also a long shot.