Observation 255542: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2016-10-01

Collection location: Lackawanna State Forest, Thornhurst, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Coniferous area.


Proposed Names

74% (3)
Recognized by sight

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

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
Many years ago…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-10-19 18:04:42 EEST (+0300)

when some of the Corts were listed as edible in most field guides, I tried eating what I thought was C. alboviolaceus (a dubious ID in light of there being so many similar species). It tasted like dirt; same as C. iodes and C. armillatus (species which are identifiable in the field). The only Cort I now eat is a sorta oddball species for this genus, C. caperatus. I had some yesterday. I really like caperatus.

Emma, are you interested in examining Cortinarius material? I usually don’t bother preserving material, as I generally have no idea about the species and am not aware of any call for material to study.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-10-19 17:40:42 EEST (+0300)

All of the Cortinarius that look like Lepista nuda appear to be edible. No one ever complains that they thought it was a blewit but it was a cort and they got sick. I think people eat purple corts all the time thinking they are blewits.

By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2016-10-19 17:18:32 EEST (+0300)

I didn’t see the cortina. Thanks for pointing it out to me. That is the closest blewit look-alike that I have ever seen.

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-10-18 23:58:49 EEST (+0300)

Want to see Observation 257396? I think I found this too.

For an example of Lepista nuda…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-10-18 14:54:50 EEST (+0300)

with relatively young unexpanded cap, I would expect the gills to be more tightly spaced with edges more even. Also, there’s a evidence of the remains of a cortina on the stipe.

Created: 2016-10-07 18:08:50 EEST (+0300)
Last modified: 2016-10-19 17:17:10 EEST (+0300)
Viewed: 83 times, last viewed: 2020-06-11 05:22:40 EEST (+0300)
Show Log