Observation 18629: Cortinarius magellanicus Speg.

When: 2009-02-19

Collection location: Reserva Nacional Magellanes, Magellanes, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

I found two of these, one a pair, both growing from under logs neat a stream in Nothofagus pumilio forest. Both the stipe and cap are quite viscid, though the cap had dried out on one specimen. The spores are quite golden-ochraceous (hardly “brown” at all) as can be seen on top of the membranous skirt-like ring in the one photo.

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looks like
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-20 07:43:48 CST (-0600)

the Australian Cortinarius archeri but I think that’s a eucalypt associate, not Nothofagus…

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-02-20 07:06:26 CST (-0600)

These do look quite a bit like the Cortinarius ioides which is very common in deciduous woodlands here in the eastern US…. except for that well defined ring on the stalk and lack of yellow spots on the cap cuticle. Spore color isn’t far off from the usual Cort range; maybe a little more yellowish with these.

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