Cortinarius alboviolaceus (group)

Cortinarius alboviolaceus (Pers.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 280 (1838) [MB#199674] Description:Cap 20 - 70 mm wide, viscid to dry, convex to plane with undulating margin, color variable ranging from silvery white to grey to lavender-gray, tan to yellow-ochre center common in mature specimens, cap margin slightly upturned and thin appearing paler than cap, covered in... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius traganus

Cortinarius traganus (Fr.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 281 (1838) [MB#164677] Description: Cap 40 - 90 mm wide, hemispherical when young, then convex to plane, surface dry, tomentose, often cracked and scaled with age, lilac when young, fading to lilac-grey or pallid brown, gills ochre when young, darkening to rust brown, never lilac or purple toned,... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius solis-occasus

Cortinarius solis-occasus Melot, Documents Mycologiques 16 (63-64): 131 (1986) [MB#129825] Description:Cap 30 - 70 mm wide, hemispherical when young, slightly umbonate to convex, rarely plane, caps often a perfect circle, surface dry, finely fibrillose, deep ochre to brick red when young, fading when dry to tan or light brown cortina white, abundant, covers cap in... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius subminiatopus

Cortinarius subminiatopus Kytöv., Niskanen & Liimat., Index Fungorum 344: 3 (2017) Description:Cap 6 - 25 mm wide, conical to sub-umbonate, smooth, silky, coffee brown on disc to salmon pink on margin, cortina orange-pink to scarlet on cap margin and lower stipe, most vivid on button but present on all specimens, gills pinkish-orange to cinnamon, stipe... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius violaceus

Cortinarius violaceus (L.) Gray, A natural arrangement of British plants 1: 628 (1821)  Description:Cap 40 - 150 mm wide, convex, dry, covered with velvety tufts or scales, giving a furred appearance, dark violet to deep purple, stipe 60 - 150 mm long, 10 - 20 mm wide at apex, clavate cortina purple, sparse, flesh deep... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius pallidifolius

Cortinarius pallidifolius A.H. Sm. (1939) [MB#253771] Description:Cap 42- 90 mm across, umbonate to plane to upturned, with persistent umbo, heavily glutinous, tawny-ochre, then yellow-ochre on margin, tawny- ochre on disc, cortina white under thick gelatinous, yellow-brown veil, gills off-white to buff, becoming cinnamon brown, stipe 58 - 83 mm long, 8-10 mm thick at apex, clavate, covered with glutinous yellow-brown... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius olympianus

Cortinarius olympianus A.H. Sm., Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 2: 13 (1939 DescriptionCap 30-65 mm wide, glutinous, convex and flat profile, without umbo, margin persistently inrolled, pale violet to lilac, deeper lilac at margin, pale lilac grey to tan to almost white at center of the disc when dry (purple tones return when... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius pini

Cortinarius pini Brandrud, Edinburgh Journal of Botany 53: 360 (1996) SDA 621 Cortinarius pini Description:Cap 15-55 mm across, thinly viscid, to dry with adhering debris, yellow-brown with paler margin (cinnamon rufous to cinnamon buff), hygrophanous blotches and streaks towards margin stipe 50-80 mm long, 7-11 mm thick at apex, sub-clavate, with pallid to cinnamon brown... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius albescens

Cortinarius albescens A.H. Sm., Lloydia 7 (3): 180 (1944) [MB#285690] Description:Cap 25-90 mm across, at first convex with broad umbo, spreading to plane, glutinous, variable in color from violaceous grey, buff, drab, cream to yellow-ochre on disc, cortina white, gills lavender, grayish-lavender, grey to cinnamon-brown, lavender tones may persist, stipe 50 - 120 mm long, 6 - 14 mm wide at... Continue Reading →

Cortinarius turmalis

Cortinarius turmalis Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 257 (1838) [MB#244528]Synonym: Cortinarius corrugis A.H. Sm. (1944) Collection DescriptionsCap 40-135 mm across, hemispherical when young, then convex to plane with slight umbo, undulating in age, surface viscid when wet, rugulose, glabrous, light yellow-ochre at first, becoming darker particularly on disk, cortina abundant, white, gills close to crowded, cream when young, later buff... Continue Reading →

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