Cortinarius bivelus (Fr.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 292 (1838)
Location: Crescent Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Habitat: Growing under birch with aspen and spruce nearby.
Collection Date: 27th August, 2014
Collector: Noah Siegel
Collection Reference: AKFF-116-14
Pileus: Beige to light brown streaked. Gills: clay to warm-tan colored. Cortina: thick white partial veil. Taste/Odor: no odor, sweet taste.
This sequence is a 603/606 base pair match to ITS sequence KC608591, a Cortinarius bivelus collection determined by T. Niskanen & K. Liimatainen and used in the 2013 publication “Five New Telamonia from Western North America” (see Bibliography).
Cortinarius bivelus is in sub-genus Telamonia. According to Cortinarius Flora Photographica Vol 2. (1992) it resembles Cortinarius laniger but grows under birches rather than in coniferous forest.