Observation 273061: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

Notes:
Trio of amazing fungi. Caps barley above groud in Eucalyptus rain forest. Stipes very thick, with pale coloured fine/close gills. New find for me. These were much bigger than previous similar finds.

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Recognized by sight: large, hard whitish caps with brown tinge, strongly inrolled margin, tapered rooting stipe.
Used references: Bougher’s “Fungi of Southern Australia,” pg. 244
Based on chemical features: no distinctive odor

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IF australiensis
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-03-27 11:57:53 CDT (-0400)

these should show more of a “partial veil” (they often show a rather membranous PV, which had them thrown in w/Rozites for a while).

They also remind me a bit of the northern sp. Cortinarius argutus, but that one is highly unlikely in OZ!

Nice find Ian! Cort IDs drive us mad all over the world!