Observation 13782: Cortinarius laniger Fr.

When: 2008-11-06

Collection location: Little River, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available

pygmy transition mixed conifer forest; many ericaceous plants – i.e. Rhododendron, Vaccinum, Arctostaphylos, Gaultheria


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most likely C. laniger
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2008-11-07 08:08:56 PST (-0800)

I originally keyed this mushroom out to C. laniger in Arora, D., Mushrooms Demystified, but was unsure. The photos at http://mushroomhobby.com/…; are sure convincing me that it is C. laniger

OK Dimi, I’ll bite…what are the salient macro characters on this one?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-07 07:06:22 PST (-0800)
Cortinarius laniger
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-11-07 06:45:29 PST (-0800)

One of the distinctly looking Corts. Rarely are they so obvious. Nice photos. Pay attention to Debbie — dry the material for 98% of the collections if you want to even have a chance to know what it is. Here is a photo:


If you don’t dry it, you’ll never know…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-06 20:21:14 PST (-0800)

try and take habitat notes, too. I have a friend who is working on these…