When: 2008-11-23

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

12% (3)
Recognized by sight
-5% (3)
Used references: Rust-red spore print suggested Cortinarius by members of the Oregon Mycological Society. Following that lead, keys out to C. californicus in Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-26 16:56:50 CST (-0500)

is probably not noticable in this much older specimen. The gills in the photos look to me more brown than red, and I was much surprised when the spore-print turned out bright brownish-red, almost in the C. sanguinea group red. I don’t remember who in the Oregon Mycological Society proposed the original name, but it might have been Jan Lindgren, who was trying to put names on them while the featured speaker was talking. The “orange-red to rusty-orange” gills in Arora are for immature gills. This was a very mature specimen.

Where is the RED?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-11-25 23:40:58 CST (-0500)

Was it RED at one time? Is this the faded cap after it dries?