Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
Fruiting body: Cap: hemispheric to convex becoming almost flat, often with a broad umbo, tawny-brown when young, ochre-yellow in age. Margin remains tuned inwards for a long period. Typically viscid and glutinous in wet weather. Gills: adnate, close, broad, clay-colored then rust-cinnamon. Covered by a glutinous and web-like, papery veil at first. Stalk: simple, tapering downwards, tall, whitish below cap, ochre-brown below with yellowish bands. Covered by a glutinous universal veil in wet weather, which leaves behind several scaly rings or bands as the weather becomes dry.
Dimensions: Cap: 3-6cm across. Stalk: 8-16cm tall and 1-1.5cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: brown in mass and yellowish-brown under microscope. Elliptical, roughened (verrucose), 11-15 (18.7) x 7-8.8(10) µm. Basidia 4-spored.
Occurrence: gregarious on ground in oak area.
Comments and Observations: Chemical test: positive with KOH (dark chestnut all over). Odor: light.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’
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especially from an area that is wholly unknown to me/us.
got any amanitas to post amongst those 500 sp.? ;)
I really appreciate all your comments on my collection. I also want to add that Lebanon is a small country which is caracterized by a typical mediterranean climate and is rich in its biodiversity. I have found and identified during the past few years around 500 species of mushrooms.
A remarkable collection showing the Middle Eastern Oak habitat of what truly appears to be Cortinarius trivialis or a close relative. This gives a lot of food for thought.
The Genus Cortinarius is not well present in (Sub-) Tropical areas. This one is an interesting collection.D.