|I’d Call It That||3.0||5.84||1||(Alan Rockefeller)|
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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.
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.
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.
Want to see Observation 257396? I think I found this too.
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.