Collection location: Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Cap, 25-50mm, reddish-orange with appressed redish fibrils, narrowly to broadly convex. Margin incurved to decurved. Whitish cortina became orange-brown, and leaving an evanescent zone of fibers near the apex. Stipe solid, clavate, whitish with with 1-3 reddish bands along its length. Cap context whitish; stipe context becoming light tanish near the base. Stipe 8-11mm at apex; 5-9cm long. Base has white rhizoides. Found among Betula alleghaniensis, Tsuga canadensis, and Acer.
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Although documentation of Cort species within the field guides is lacking, I expect that anything looking this much like C. armillatus would receive at least mention within comments under C. armillatus.
that I’ve done, there aren’t many Corts that looke like this one. Nice specimens though, and their habitat lead to my choice of species. Did a lot of work on this.
Corts are mainly difficult to get to species. But C. armillatus is one that I often feel comfortable naming. Your collection looks like what I’d call C. armillatus. The bright red “bracelets” on the stipes and occurrence in birch woods are good indicators.