When: 2013-08-21

Collection location: Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

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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Yeah, I checked the literature.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-08-30 19:13:27 CDT (-0400)

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.

According to the research
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-08-30 16:44:10 CDT (-0400)

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.

Hi Phil.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-08-29 16:14:41 CDT (-0400)

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.