When: 2021-04-05

Collection location: Palomar Mountain, San Diego Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cindy Trubovitz (Trubo)

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Not a Cortinarius
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2021-04-11 05:48:35 CST (+0800)

This is the correct gill color for Clitocybe nuda – Cortinarius would have rusty gills and spores by this stage of development. The purple mycelium at the base of the stem is also characteristic of C. nuda, and the Cortinarius in California which look like this have different cap textures.

Too late for spore print now.
By: Cindy Trubovitz (Trubo)
2021-04-10 08:53:30 CST (+0800)

The dark gills did give me pause but didn’t think they look rusty brown. These sure fooled me then! The cap surface was so smooth just like a blewit, mushroomy odor (I never do pick up OJ odor), and flesh didn’t turn any significant color. Thanks for the explanation:)

This is Cortinarius
By: Dušan (RenegadeMycologist)
2021-04-09 21:24:37 CST (+0800)

Gill attachment and stem are wrong for Lepista nuda. Also, brown spores are coloring the older specimen hymenium dark. Lepista nuda hymenium is fading from purple to cream.
You could do a spore print, but it won’t be salmon color.