When: 2007-09-14

Collection location: Lake Absarraca, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Barry Hammel (bhammel)

No specimen available

Growing on the ground under Willow trees at the edge of the lake.

This gill fungus has a cinnamon colored spore print, a nice mushroomy (i.e., like Agaricus bisporus) fragrance and taste. The buttons have a very fugaceous veil, that looks a bit less cobwebby than what I’m led to expect of Cortinarius, but my preliminary id. has now been confirmed by the administrator of this site.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lake Absarraka, Cheyenne, Wyoming’ to ‘Lake Absarraca, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA’


Close-up of the veil on small button.

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Just for the record, I was logged in as administrator
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-17 16:13:09 CDT (-0400)

I should probably make it so I can’t add comments as admin since I’ve done that more than once now.

I agree, Cortinarius
By: Administrator (admin)
2007-09-17 00:21:49 CDT (-0400)

The spore print is a little bit bright for a typical Cortinarius, but the veil and the gills look right.