Collection location: Diamond Lake, Douglas Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]
There were many groups of this species that I saw in the area, most with the characteristic fissures on the cap with brownish flesh evident. but like with most Corts, my confidence in the ID is always tentative.
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Usually smells good when young and may be the same as Cortinarius pyriodora.
It gets a bit funky smelling when old but not nearly as bad as the “old goat” Cortinarius camphoratus
When Michelle Seidl (a PNW cort researcher in Ammirati’s lab) came down to the Bay Area a few years back, she showed me a couple of traganus characteristics:
the context is orange, and the odor ranges from ripe pears (nice) to old goat(not so nice). Here’s a link to their lab: http://faculty.washington.edu/cort/