Observation 301421: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

Ecoregion: Southern Outer Piedmont
Habitat: Growing in leaf litter in mixed hardwood/pine forest
Substrate: Soil
Nearest_Tree: Hardwood, oak
Habit: Few
Cap/upper_surface: High convex – 2-3 cm diameter – when young, becoming low convex to flat – 6-7 cm diameter – at maturity. Pale when young, darkening to rich brown with dark, almost black margin, at maturity. Smooth. Dry.
Cap/underside: Gills close; attached. Pale when young, becoming deeper brown at maturity.
Stipe: Narrow (ca. 7-8 mm) at apex, increasing in diameter slightly towards base. Basal mycelium white.
Spore_Print: Cinnamon brown
Spores: Ellipsoid; finely warted
Collector: Joan Knapp
Collection_#: FYA-20171124-10


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