Cortinarius leucophanes

 Cortinarius leucophanes P. Karst., Meddelanden af Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 6: 3 (1881)

Cap 12-40 mm across, viscid, cream to white with yellow-ocher disc, slight grey to tan concentric pattern, cortina white, gills pallid, stipe: 23-56 mm long, 4-8 mm thick at apex, flesh off-white, becoming orange-brown, odor and taste indistinct, KOH pale grey to no rxn.

In 2019 this species was placed in Section Lustrati by Ammirati ex Soop, Oertel and Dima. The section contains several medium to small, paler, viscid species from North and Central America and Europe. From the PNW it includes Cortinarius oregonensis A.H.Sm. and several closely related species.

SDA 312: Kenai Penninsula, AK. Spruce forest

ITS Analysis
The collections is identical to sequence KJ421083.1 published by Garnica, Riess, Ammirati et al (2014) as C.leucophanes and included in subsequent papers including the 2016 Barcoding paper.]



Sigisfredo Garnica, Max Emil Schon, and Kessy Abarenkov, “Determining Threshold Values for Barcoding Fungi: Lessons from Cortinarius (Basidiomycota), a Highly Diverse and Widespread Ectomycorrhizal Genus,” FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92, no. 4 (2016).

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