When: 2010-06-18

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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C. verrucisporus vs. C. magnivellatus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-21 00:55:37 CST (+0800)

Both species form underground, so there should be something in the observation showing that habitat. I’ve found C. magnivellatus only once so I’m not an expert. My specimen was almost completely white, except for the duff strongly attached to the cap, and also quite small, probably less than 2 inches tall. This is a real monster!

Also, Alan has taken some of the most dramatic photos of this type of Cortinarius I’ve ever seen. I think he needs to be commended on his photographic skills. To get just the photos without having red spores all over your hands is a real accomplishment!

Finally, Dr. James Trappe has cautioned everyone in NATS to avoid eating any of the hypogeous Cortinarii, citing extreme danger of poisoning from closely related species. I hope this cautionary statement is redundant.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-20 07:34:25 CST (+0800)

That is one gnarly looking Cort, as well as CureCats fingernails :-)