Cortinarius cacodes (NS 2440)

Cortinarius cacodes M.M. Moser & Ammirati, Mycotaxon 74 (1): 6 (2000)

Collection date: 19 November 2017
Collector: Noah Siegel
Location: Panther Flat Campground, Smith Rivers National Recreation Area, CA

Pileus: 62-98 mm across, viscid, violet tones when young, soon losing them and browning out. KOH: dark brown on cap, and browned portions of flesh, otherwise no reaction. Odor: raphanoid, taste mild.

Barcode 100% match to Cortinarius cacodes IB 19910618 ITS region; from Moser’s TYPE material (KF732270). Published in Liimatainen,K., Niskanen,T et al (2014): “The largest type study of Agaricales species to date: bringing identification and nomenclature of Phlegmacium (Cortinarius) into the DNA era”.

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