Cortinarius elotoides M.M. Moser & McKnight, Mycotaxon 55: 311 (1995)
NS2347. Collection date: 16 October 2017
Collector: Noah Siegel
Location: Tahoe National Forest, California
Habitat: Under Lodgepole Pine, with Abies in area.
Cap: 39-54 mm across, with adhering soil, and a white disc UV patch when young. Stipe: 44-60 mm long, 12-20 mm thick at apex, more or less equal to abrupt rimmed bulb 22-34 mm thick, widest at top, tapered downward. Flesh: off-white to cream, hint of violet at apex when young, yellowish discoloration when cut. No odor, taste mild. KOH brownish on cap, light brown on cap flesh/stipe apex, yellow-orange lower stipe flesh.
Almost 100% match (2 base pairs 636/634 base pair match) to NR_137120.1 Cortinarius elotoides IB 19870060 ITS region; from TYPE material