Observation 44774: Cortinarius subgenus Leprocybe M.M. Moser

When: 2010-04-24

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

under fir/mixed conifer/tanoak woodland.
mild odor. taste: slightly astringent, sl. peppery.


context browns in KOH.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: large cort with dry brown cap with blackish fibrils; hollow stipe; slightly bulbous base with profuse, coarse white mycelia.
Based on chemical features: KOH: dark brown on cap context; pale brown then clearing on stipe base.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: dry, fibrillose, non-hygrophanous cap and dry stipe.
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: looks like one of the many forms of infractus (Phlegmacium). Aging cap and gills fade from dark olivaceous brown to a paler yellowish brown.

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prob. NOT infractus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-04-27 07:30:33 PDT (-0700)

taste not bitter (astringent and peppery instead), cap not viscid, stipe hollow.
ID pending!

Created: 2010-04-26 10:17:48 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2010-04-27 02:47:41 PDT (-0700)
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