Observation 157915: Cortinarius cyanites Fr.

When: 2013-11-12

Collection location: near Orick, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

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No common species
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-03-16 19:19:53 EDT (-0400)

A member of the C. cyanites group was found in Tennessee last season. It was old but had no blue in it at all and it definitely turned wine red. From MO, it looks like Oluna collected what could be two different species. I’ve sent e-mails to people that should know what similar species are, and they didn’t have anything. I would like to do a molecular study of this group if I can find enough specimens with good documentation.

so boring…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-03-16 15:41:41 EDT (-0400)

UNTIL you cut them in half!

These have also come in to Breitenbush forays as well as found in Yosemite NP. And yes, we observed the reddening after they were cut. Both of those collections were of obviously dry caps.

These look soaked aka artificially viscid.

What another species similar to cyanites are possible, Emma, and do you have their descriptions somewhere that you could share with us?

I had hoped that this cort, at least, was a slam dunk ID. Guess that I was dreaming. Again.

Last fall was a great year for it in Northern CA…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-03-16 15:18:48 EDT (-0400)

I added a picture of the two small specimens in the first shot that are cut to show the vinaceous-red bruising.

I wouldn’t call the caps glutinous, the picture was taken in pouring rain. I have “subviscid” listed in my notes from this collection.

By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-03-16 14:34:21 EDT (-0400)

I assume that you cut it in half and saw it turn red? I have not seen C. cyanites that gregarious and I have not seen it with a glutinous cap. There are potentially several species in the C. cyanites group in the PNW, all different from the European C. cyanites.

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