Observation 46921: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2010-06-10

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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Undescribed species
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2010-12-30 23:37:51 PST (-0800)

This looks like a Phlegmacium in the Glaucopodes section, and is certainly an undescribed taxon. It is probably not a true Glaucopodes, though, as the section has never been encountered in the Sth Hemisphere. It may be the same as I have once found (under N-fagus), and given the working name Cortinarius trichocarpus. The spores are, in that case up to 12 µm long.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-12-30 15:23:22 PST (-0800)

Found in Kunzea ericoides forest on soil amongst leaf litter, the fruit bodies here are dry to slightly viscid in wet conditions, I will make fresh collections of this species this coming season.

This species has an unusual pileus shape that is consistent in every mature specimen, I have added an image showing this unusual form.

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