Observation 66851: Cortinarius subgenus Telamonia (Fr.) Trog

When: 2011-05-02

Collection location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lord Mayonnaise

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Nice find,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-05-03 02:58:18 CDT (-0400)

Nice find and photography, just one tip, with the genus Cortinarius the colour of the lamellae should always be determined by examining immature specimens, it’s a good idea to section a young specimen through the radial plane all the way through to the base of the stipe, this clearly shows the colour of the young lamellae and also the type of lamellar attachment, it’s also a good idea to check for alkaline reactions using NaOH or KOH on the veil remnants, stipe and gills, species belonging in subgenus Dermocybe will have a reaction of some shade of red with these chemicals which indicates the presence of anthroquinonic pigments, the reaction is often noticeable within a few seconds and can be quite dramatic.

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