Observation 64512: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 1989-08-26

Collection location: Terra Alta Mountain Camp, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

Coal tar odor. Found under hemlock and broad leaf trees. I have also found this species in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada



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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: white binding mycelium at the base of the stipe

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isn’t there
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-20 23:33:49 PDT (-0700)

a look-alike to Cortinarius luteus that smells bad? I can’t remember the name…

white stem
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-20 20:13:20 PDT (-0700)

The white stem points away from Gymnopilus. I can’t think of any Gymns whose stems differ significantly in color from their caps.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-20 20:01:40 PDT (-0700)

is an interesting possibility. The strong odor and terrestrial habitat should help with the ID. It does not appear to be in Hesler’s North Amercan Species of Gymnopilus. None of the species (including the lignicolous ones)has this odor mentioned.

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