Observation 153273: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2011-10-11

Collection location: New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dianna Smith

No specimen available

This Cortinarius find was truly extraordinary for me. The blue gills with a pale marin almost glowed. It was found in a mixed conifer (mostly Hemlock) and hardwood (mostly oak) forest. I have been trying to find out what this is for two years and would be thrilled if someone can accurately identify it for me.



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Updated the location
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2014-07-12 18:32:34 EDT (-0400)

This name “New Hampshire, USA” previously had the coordinates of New Hampshire Ave., Panama City, Florida, USA. However, since all of your other observations are in or near the state New Hampshire, I updated the location position rather than the name of the location. Also given that you found this under Hemlock, Florida seems pretty unlikely!

Thanks, Debbie.
By: Dianna Smith
2013-11-21 08:55:40 EST (-0500)

Next time I’ll keep it!

wish that you had saved it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-20 12:54:35 EST (-0500)

very very cool cort!

Dry cap, blue not purple, and bracelet banding on the stipe. Did you happen to cut it in half and look at the interior? Another nice trick for cort ID is to use KOH…staining reactions on cap and context give you good info.

There doesn’t appear to be much of a bulb at the base, either. Somewhat swollen, maybe?

Not sure if anyone can put a name to this w/out more info, but fer sure if you ever see it again, collect it!

Created: 2013-11-20 10:13:32 EST (-0500)
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