When: 2010-09-26

Collection location: Thoiry, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under oak, hornbeam, beech, some fir near by.

Cap is viscid, stipe non-viscid, cap mixed rose-grey-lilac, stipe blue-grey, bulb pink, gills grey with light yellow-olive, All parts yellow first in KOH, then goes brown. No odor.

micro-shot is of spores from the veil at 1000x in KOH. The spores are ellipsoid, pointed, warted, brown. Apr. size is 13 × 8 um.

Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t post a single mushroom for id in Cortinarius, but this one was so colorful, it seemed that it could be unique enough for an id. Checked the few books I have (along with more than one mushroom for an id, how many books does it take to id a Cort?), I didn’t seem to get anywhere in trying to id this one.

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Used references: Funga Nordica, Champions du Suisse tome 5.
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