Observation 24746: Cortinarius gentilis (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2009-08-23

Collection location: Lapland, Sweden [Click for map]

Who: Irene Andersson (irenea)

No specimen available

Growing with Picea, yellow girdles on the stem, rather distant gills



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From what I’ve seen in my area …
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-28 17:43:43 PDT (-0700)

… if there are more species of corts here than in Europe, it’s more species of drab brownish or whitish unidentifiable corts. :)

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-28 14:24:14 PDT (-0700)

just look at all them Amanitas – and Boletes.. We’re far behind the amount of species there. It’s hard to beleive that the Corts are fewer. And I beleive it is the genus with the largest amount of species in Northern Europe, despite the rather few suitable host trees.

It is known that there are at least six times more shrooms in North America than in
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-27 16:27:46 PDT (-0700)

Europe so don’t envy us for we envy you :( you also have more trees and shrubs and flowers and most probably more animals too. This is coz the Ice Age didn’t extinguish a whole load of species because no mountain chain stood like a bolt before them…

I don’t beleive
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-26 23:12:22 PDT (-0700)

we have more species than you do in NA, but we might have more species with names ;-)

How come you guys have so many more cool corts than we North Americans?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-26 16:15:06 PDT (-0700)

it just doesn’t seem fair…:)

Haven’t thought of that
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-26 12:16:05 PDT (-0700)

But I agree, there are some affinities. Not much more in common than the looks though. They contain different kinds of poison, the cort is mycorrhizal etc..

pretty little deadlies!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-26 11:00:40 PDT (-0700)

On the macro level these deadly little corts seem to have an affinity with Galerina autumnalis. I wonder if affinities might also be found on the micro and molecular levels.

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