Observation 30263: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2009-12-10

Collection location: Freedom Blvd., Aptos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

Specimen available

Abundant under Oak, but Pine nearby.


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Cobwebby veil, rusty orange spores
Based on chemical features: Blackening quickly in 10% KOH

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-14 01:16:41 CST (-0500)

Sorry, i edited my comment right when you posted. That explains it. Okay, never mind. Obs 29726 is probably much larger, about 4-6 inches long, i think.

Sorry you couldn’t make it to the Russula Blitz.

There is a resemblance…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-14 01:12:16 CST (-0500)

Now that I look at it, they certainly look alike, but my impression was that the specimens in that observation were rather large, these were very small and slender – the stipe in particular on the other collections looks more robust.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-14 01:09:38 CST (-0500)

I think these may be the same as observation 29726.

Wait… how big are these??

I remember seeing some very tiny Cortinarius at the Fungus Fair that Dimitar recognized as C. acutus, and they were MUCH tinier than obs 29726.

Arora’s Cortinarius acutus group.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-13 21:44:54 CST (-0500)

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