Observation 30406: Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2009-12-13

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

About five of these fruiting in association with bay, manzanita, blue oak, garry oak, madrone. Cap was viscid. Gills were most likely once attached. I don’t know anything about corts. Help! Is this possibly C. glaucopus? I’m used to seeing larger, grayer versions, but this looks like some on Dimitar’s site.

I’ve been forced to choose a subgenus before being able to post this. I’ve followed the crowd and chosen the one most used. Because I’m clueless!



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Thank you, Paul!
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2009-12-17 04:42:51 MSK (+0300)
You don’t
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-12-16 18:20:21 MSK (+0300)

have to choose a subgenus; in the middle of the list is Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray, which is the full genus (with author).

Thank you, Gerhard.
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2009-12-16 06:16:00 MSK (+0300)
C. glaucopus if it even does exist in North America
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-12-16 06:02:01 MSK (+0300)

has in its type variety never a marginate bulb like this one (such a bulb is one of the best characters for Phlegmacium ID’s altho there are plenty that lack this feature) so it can’t be it. There is one marginate variety here in Europe named var.olivaceous but in this the colors are very different from your two drawings.
Best wishes,

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