Observation 18498: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

Quite a few of these were scattered in moss by a stream; CAP 1-3", viscid, livid yellowish to orangish-brownish, rather variable, seems to be hygrophanous; GILLS slightly notched, creamy when young turning cinnamon; STIPE smooth; VEIL skirt-like, membranous ring, whitish with rust-brown spore print on top of older specimens.

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Thanks for all your help with these, Danny
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-03-14 14:52:35 CDT (-0500)

I wish I was the kind of person who could remember whether there was purple on the young stipes of a mushroom I saw 4 years ago! :)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-15 14:55:22 CST (-0600)

you indicate in the notes that you saw younger material. any recollection of purple on/in the stipe? I think this could be another C. ochraceoazureus, whose lilac-ness is reportedly fleeting. That would also account for the viscidness.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-16 09:50:10 CST (-0600)

Looks like a missing link between Cortinarius(Rozites) caperatus and its relatives among Cortinarius sect. Myxacium.

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