Observation 277417: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

Growing at the very base of a live beech from moss covered soil. Beech, oak, cottonwood, birch, box elder and hickory riparian habitat.


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35% (2)
Recognized by sight: Bulbous base, white stipe with purple shades, brown Cortina remnants on cap, cap surface bitter, spores ellipsoid; slightly verrucose 7.75u x 5u
Based on microscopic features: Spores within range – ellipsoid; slightly verrucose 7.75u x 5u
45% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Ryan Patrick (donjonson420)
2017-05-26 13:15:19 CDT (-0400)

It left my hands sticky from handling although it was dry and it had a bitter taste. I believe this is an old faded washed out specimen. The cap colors seem consistent with what Kuo describes as “fading to pinkish gray or yellowish.” I examined a gill and found no cystidia.

Was the cap sticky?
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2017-05-26 12:15:58 CDT (-0400)

It looks a bit pale and dry for C. iodeoides.

Created: 2017-05-26 11:07:02 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2017-05-26 16:16:01 CDT (-0400)
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