Observation 51032: Cortinarius subgenus Telamonia (Fr.) Trog

When: 2010-08-11

Collection location: Fraser Experimental Forest, Grand Co., Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Caps up to to 6.0 cm across, dry and radially appressed fibrillose.
Gills were rather wide spaced for a Cort.
The stipe was hairy and tended to brown with handling.
The spores were somewhat roundish with a fairly distinctive appendage and slightly rough. They were ~ 8.0-9.1 X 6.5-7.1 microns.
KOH on the cap and stem was blackish brown.

Perhaps that puts them into the subgenus Leprocybe?


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By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-09-14 00:25:38 PDT (-0700)

Ron, I think you may be on the right track, but I am not that familiar with the Colorado material to be very confident. That group with the spaced gills that includes C. distans (the name used in North America) is centered around the general concept of the European Cortinarius hinnuleus, or sub-section/stirps Hinnulei. These are in Telamonia, not Leprocybe.


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