When: 2017-05-30

Collection location: Cascade, Idaho, USA [Click for map]

44.5939°N 115.8585°W 1636m [Click for map]

Who: Joe Mat

No specimen available

Collected under pines, a couple weeks after snowmelt, near Cascade, Idaho, at 5,300 feet.
Looks to me like Cortinarius, Telamonia. Maybe related to C. miwok o C. tuolumnensis, on the decipiens clade.
No reacting to UV light.
Cap 3 to 7 cm, with a broad low umbo, darker than borders. Yellow-brown to red-brown. Cap margins wavy and splitted. Hygrophanous.
Gills, red brown, notched, close, broad.
Stem, 3-9 cm long , by .5 to 2.5 cm., some growing together. Becoming a little hollow. Ring zone, fibrillose.
Flesh white to light brown, with little color change to brown, no traces of purple on the whole mushroom. Base mycelia appears yellow.
Odor, mild, not unpleasant, maybe like cedar.
Habitat, caespitose, under lodgepole pine, short after snow melt, at 5,300 feet.
Spores, amygdaliform, slightly ovate, finely verrucose.
(6.9) 7.6 – 8.4 (9) x (4) 4.7 – 4.8.


Stem getting hollow.jpg

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Used references: Matchmaker, Mycotaxon by Dimitar Bajantchev on Cortinarius new species
Based on microscopic features: Spores size, basidia

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