An olive-yellow Cortinarius with yellow gills, and obliquely marginate bulb, described from Austria. While there are several bright yellow Cortinarius species that occur in conifer forest, for our PNW region consider also Cortinarius metarius, Cortinarius cupreorufus and Cortinarius picea.
Cortinarius cupreorufus Brandrud, Cortinarius. Flora photographica 3: 27 (1994) DescriptionCap: 30-100mm, convex to plano-convex, margin inrolled to decurved, viscid, colors mutable with age and exposure - at first yellowish-grey to olive-grey, sometimes mottled lilac-grey, disc darkening to warm brown to rich red-brown with buffer of yellow ochre, scales and patches in center of disc when... Continue Reading →
Cortinarius luteicolor is a Calochroid species described from the PNW. It has yellow-green gills, an olive-cap and paler stipe with white cortina.
Cortinarius saxamontanus Fogel, Mycologia 86 (6): 798 (1995) Collection date: 26 May 2018 Collector: Shannon Adams Location: Pipe Creek Snow park – NF141, Blewett Pass, Kittitas County, WA, USA Habitat: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine Description: Pileus: Dry, margin inrolled. 48-65mm across, dingy yellow at cap margins to ochre at center of disk. Overall, strong yellowish appearance.... Continue Reading →