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When: 2013-09-03

Collection location: Edmunds, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

On mossy ground under balsam fir in mixed woods. Cap up to 5 cm., orange brown, paler margin. Gills pallid then rust, close, attached, broad. Stem up to 6.5 cm. × 1.5 cm., white,swollen base. Whitish flesh. Whitish cobwebby partial veil. Mild taste. Odor of radishes. Slimy cap and stem but recent heavy rains.


Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: a Telamonia with a sticky orange brown cap with white fibrils at margin, whitish cortina and stem, pallid gills in button stage, conifer habitat, appearing Sept and Oct our area
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45% (4)
Recognized by sight: Cap looks more moist and hygrophanous than slimy.

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Have you considered Cortinarius in section Lanigeri?
By: Shannon Adams (Sulcatus)
2021-07-05 22:31:15 CDT (-0500)

It could be C. armeniacus but the very bright color (salmon pink to reddish) of the young gills suggests it is more likely to be in that section, while C. armeniacus has more coffee colored young gils. Also, the margin on C. armeniacus is a sharper white line, and the cap is often more glabrous or shiny. It could be, not saying I am sure but…

You may be right Terri…
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-12-30 22:11:57 CST (-0600)

C. armeniacus looks like a good proposal, at least macroscopically.

Drew, I think you’re right about Telamonia.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-30 18:26:41 CST (-0600)

I’ve done some research and come up with a proposal that seems promising to me.

The hygrophanous cap…
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-12-26 23:04:33 CST (-0600)

perhaps doesn’t eliminate Myxacium, but is far more commmon for Telemonia. For me the stronger evidence is that the cap surface looks too dull for the gelatinized pileipellis of a Myxacium, particularly after recent rains. I’d think it would glisten. The stem detail here is difficult to discern. Just the way it appears to me from the photos alone.

You could be right.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-26 18:25:28 CST (-0600)

Drew. I went back and forth as the cap is somewhat hygrophanous but the cap and stem were slimy to the touch according to my field notes. Also, according to Phillips the caps of some species in the subgenus Myxacium are hygrophanous, such as C. vibratilis.