When: 2008-11-18

Collection location: Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Usually I won’t bother with a single specimen that isn’t in good shape but the corruged/wrinkled cap seemed interesting for a Cortinarius. Arora’s key only takes me to Cortinarius corrugatus, an eastern US species which does appear to bear some resemblance to this specimen. Both the cap and the stem were somewhat viscid. This specimen had some lilac coloring on the stem which seems to be absent on the C. corrugatus. The spores were also large on this specimen, approx. 7.5 X 11.0 microns but they seemed fairly smooth.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘J. Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California’ to ‘Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA’


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Recognized by sight
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: violet stipe, dark disc, corrugate, northern distribution, spores in the right range

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