When: 2009-03-02

Collection location: southern Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

I never found rusty spores on this one, maybe I’m starting to see Cortinarius in everything, even things that aren’t!

Scattered in moss in high-elevation lenga forest, quite common here; CAP 1.5-5 cm, smooth, slimy-sticky; STIPE dry, vivid yellow fibrils over whitish cottony “context”; FLESH whitish, staining yellowish then brownish near base; ODOR none.

(number 0302.15, page 166)

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Nice characters
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-04 12:07:14 CST (-0600)

Wouldn’t be impossible to find a name on such a beautiful thing with bright yellow veil and gill edges! It certainly looks like a Cortinarius, but I imagine there are other possibilities.