Observation 51819: Cortinarius squamulosus Peck

When: 2010-09-01

Collection location: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

No specimen available

Okay, after going through Fungi of switzerland and nothing piques my interest, i figure its time for help on this one. Found in swampy area of conifers and mixed hardwood including birch and aspen.
This very robust and uniformly colored cort has what appears to be squamules on its very dry cap, and an unusually bulbous base. I thought maybe these were just dryed out and their appearance is changed, but ive included some button staged ones as well that were exactly the same as the mature spec. The were growing clustered and solitary.



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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-09-01 16:29:47 CDT (-0500)

Looks good – the Iowa State Herbarium photo is redder, but the frbs in that photo are very fresh.


By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-09-01 11:53:54 CDT (-0500)

cant make that connection.I’ll agree to take it out of the bublopodium group though. Thanks for the help on the Tricholoma sulphurescens ID earlier

Try Cortinarius violaceus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-09-01 11:19:17 CDT (-0500)

I assume that they are dry and faded, the smaller ones too. In that case it belongs to subgenus Cortinarius (limited to the Cortinarius violaceus group).

I have tried to find out what Bulbopodium means, and read in “The Agaricaceae of Michigan”, that they have slimy caps and marginate bulbs. So, they are just a part of the subgenus Phlegmacium, not a useful name on a separate subgenus..

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