Observation 18938: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

Beautiful! Found quite a few groups of these in leaves in Nothofagus pumilio forest; CAP 2-3" wide (up to 6" in one case!), viscid when young though not always persisting, convex to nearly plane, smooth silky-striate-shiny; FLESH white, unchanging, somewhat sour odor maybe but weak; GILLS distinctly lilac-purple where not discolored from rusty-brown spores (beautiful!); STIPE short and stocky, bulbous, white-cottony texture with copious spores all over it.

(number 0226.8, page 165)

Species Lists


Proposed Names

58% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
Wow, a real beauty!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-27 13:11:40 PST (-0800)

It resembles our Cortinarius varius a lot, but of course it’s something else.

Created: 2009-02-27 12:52:39 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-06-06 23:02:09 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 31 times, last viewed: 2019-03-08 21:28:14 PST (-0800)