Observation 84657: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2011-12-12

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

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In the C. iodes group probably.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-12-16 12:50:14 CST (-0500)

Florida is one of the most interesting areas to collect corts and generally not well studied in the past 70 years. The work that Murrill did in the late 40’s was highly questionable, something that has come to the attention of many Agaricologists. I am not very familiar with the area yet, but what you have seems something around C. iodes. These do have viscid stipe and according to the traditional classification can be referred to as Myxacium. Keep in mind though that contemporary ancestral reconstruction based classifications show that this particular feature of a viscid stipe is represented across the tree and the true Myxacium comprises of relatively few species.

Beautiful Cort
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-12-15 13:05:58 CST (-0500)


Cortinarius croceocaeruleus
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2011-12-15 00:27:35 CST (-0500)

seems to be a closely related subgenus Myxacium species with the same purplish-blue slimy cap with ochre blotches. The bluish gills are not a C. croceocaeruleus feature, that’s why I think it’s only a close relative and not a match. Also, C. croceocaeruleus is incredibly bitter (like an antibiotic pill).

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