When: 2011-06-03

Collection location: Kaimanawa Forest Park, Taupo, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Cortinarius palissandrinus Soop [nom. ined]


Proposed Names

84% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Cortinarioid Fungi of New Zealand, An Iconography and Key, Karl Soop, Eighth Revised Edition January 2012.

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In my defence
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2012-06-18 03:04:01 CDT (-0400)

The collecti on my site http://hiddenforest.co.nz/... was not identerfyed by me. Yet another collection made from the same place this year also keyed out to C. luteinus so I am happy with this id and dont belive there is an error on my site.

Interesting the main diffrance between C. luteinus and C. palissandrinus seams to be the colour of the cap and gills. Now I am sure you are not surpose to seperate species by colour!

Hi Karl,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2012-01-02 17:15:23 CST (-0500)

Hi Karl, great to hear from you:)

You are absolutely right, this is your species, C. palissandrinus although I don’t think I saw this one with you in May, this collection was made in June, the last of three forays I made in Kaimanawa last year, it was very common and growing in quite large clusters.

When I made this observation I tried to propose the name but this site would not allow it for some reason, I suggested it in the notes at the top.

Clive Shirley has images of this species at his site but they are misidentified as C. luteinus.

As you mention in your book, this one seems to completely lack a cortina and suggests a placing in Section Renidentes.

C. palissandrinus
By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2012-01-02 16:02:27 CST (-0500)

Michael, was this one we found last May in Kaimanawa with N-fagus? I think we determined it as Cortinarius palissandrinus, which will in fact be published in about a month (but one never knows about Journals ! ;=)