Observation 30958: Cortinarius glutinosoarmillatus Bojantchev, Ammirati, Liimat. & Niskanen

When: 2009-12-26

Collection location: San Pablo Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

Growing under live oak (Quercus agrifolia). Level ground, heavy dark clay soil.

This is the same location as http://www.mushroomobserver.org/29538

(and also growing alongside another cort: http://www.mushroomobserver.org/30908)


A specimen with richly purple gills and a dry cap.
Spores at 1000x rough, ellipsoidal 12.5-14µm x 7.5-8µm

Proposed Names

37% (4)
Recognized by sight: Slimy viscid cap and stipe. Stipe belted with zones of a different texture. Older specimens the stipe was drier and the cap gradually lost stickiness. In the rich purple specimen the cap and stipe were both dry.
Based on microscopic features: spores rough, ellipsoidal, 12.5-14µm x 7.5-8µm
85% (1)
Used references: Original species description: http://www.mycobank.org/...
Based on microscopic features: Spore size matches

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Never seen the gills so intensely purple, but I agree with the ID
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-27 11:22:25 CST (-0600)

Created: 2009-12-27 06:44:28 CST (-0600)
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