Observation 26588: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2009-10-14

Collection location: Prince Edward Island, Canada [Click for map]

Who: whollychao

No specimen available

Unsure of this mushroom. I picked them because of their similarity to a picture I saw of Panaeolus Cinctulus, but I’m not sure it’s right. They were found the afternoon after a frosty night, when it was about 5 to 10 degrees Celsius outside with no rain, in a grassy patch on the lawn of a large apartment complex in an urban area under the branches of a bush.

The cap is orange-red to orange-brown, ranging from 1/2 inch to 1.5 inches wide. the smaller ones are almost perfectly round, dome-shaped. Mature ones are flatter and wider, some are umbonate but some are indented, and some have no indent at all. Slightly zonated, with a creamier brownish orange on the outer edge, an orange-red ring in the middle which is darker at the very center.

The gills are not very close together, orange to brown with light-colored edges. Not straight, slightly wavy. They do not connect to the stem.

The stems are flesh colored and orange to brownish orange, with fibres running down the length.

The spore print on these was dark purple-ish, but was faint and uneven.



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Recognized by sight: subgenus Telamonia

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