When: 2008-11-22

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

This was the best cort of the day…greenish cast to fruit body, fruity fragrance, bitter taste, blue tones to context, KOH positive(bluish) in stipe, only. You go, Dimi!


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Cortinarius infractus var. obscurocyaneus
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-11-24 14:03:42 CST (+0800)

Hi Debbie, this is a classic Cortinarius infractus. In fact the one with the bluish tinges has a variety obscurocyaneus. I have sent a bunch of these to the Ammirati Lab for sequencing. One distinguishing characteristic is the bitter taste. I found a bunch of these in Mendocino and JSF today. Here is a my treatment of these:


looks possible…I’ll get the dessicata to Dimi.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-24 05:38:09 CST (+0800)
Cortinarius infractus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-24 03:23:21 CST (+0800)

or some close relative, I think (bitter taste and dark gills).