When: 2010-11-17

Collection location: Gilchrist, Klamath Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)

No specimen available

Lilac tinge to the gills, bulb


Copyright © 2010 Britney
Copyright © 2010 Britney

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Recognized by sight: Not sure things are know well enough in Oregon to just jump to species. Doesn’t look enough like C. calochrous from here…

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By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-19 05:27:04 PST (-0800)

Irenea, for the correction here. I will adjust back to Cortinarius sp.

To ID a Cortinarius
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-19 00:06:15 PST (-0800)

in this group (Phlegmacium), you need to test colour reactions with KOH (NaOH) on cap surface, bulb margin, and in the flesh. You need to cut through the mushroom to see colour of the flesh. Check if it has any particular taste and smell. Then you might be able to find a match, but you also need to know the possible host trees, and (at least) shape of the spores.

This could possibly belong in the “calochrous group”, but I don’t think I’d name it calochrous.

This lead me to
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-18 12:25:58 PST (-0800)

possibly calochrous.
I really had to dig these out, they were completely covered with about an inch of sandy soil and debris. Some dirt was stuck to the cap, but not as if the cap engulfed it, rather stuck like glue. That leads me to believe that if this cap was moist it would be sticky. I guess I’m also offering this explanation as an apology of sorts for not being able to clean the cap off.
The second picture shows the lower mushroom to have a color similar to the cap on the right top side of the bulb. I read that to be a macroscopic feature for calochrous but I also read that it was only known in the states in Colorado and east of the Great Plains.
So I don’t know?