Observation 70694: Cortinarius ignotus E. Horak

When: 2011-06-12

Collection location: Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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Showing blood red staining reaction with 3%K0H, size and tree association(Kunzea ericoides).

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Well, not me,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-07-02 00:36:42 CDT (-0400)

I’m not absolutely certain but I think Karl mentioned that Horak said it is associated with Dermocybe.

Ah, just reread my emails from Karl, he mentions that because of the alkaline reactions in this species it may nest within the Sub genus Dermocybe.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-02 00:05:35 CDT (-0400)

I see where you’d think Dermocybe with those bright young gills…

here is some older material by Michael on MO:


showing the mushroom as it ages.

beautiful collection, and an interesting assortment of cort features.

Not in Sub genus Sericeocybe,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-07-01 21:14:24 CDT (-0400)

..I notice this species is included in the Sub genus Sericeocybe list, it should be taken off that list because it belongs in Sub genus Myxacium, it has also been associated with Sub genus Dermocybe due to the alkaline reactions.

I also notice C. ignellus included in that list, it should be excluded and placed in a list for Sub genus Telamonia group “Luteini”, it is also associated with Sub genus Dermocybe due to the presence of anthraquinonic pigments present in the stipital veil remnants.

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