Cortinarius talimultiformis is fairly typical of /Multiformes in the yellow-brown cap, relatively squat stature, white to grey-white young gills and white context. The species in this section are hard to differentiate - . While the type description differentiates Cortinarius talus (deciduous forest) from Cortinarius talimultiformes (Picea and Abies) on the basis of habitat, in our region Cortinarius talus is found in conifer forest too.
Cortinarius nettieae Ammirati, C.L. Cripps, Liimat., Niskanen & Dima, Mycological Progress 20 (11): 1427 (2021) Note: This is a recently described species, named for the late Nettie Laycock. I refer you to the type description until I have time to detail these collections fully. Description For full description see: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11557-021-01738-0 Photos SDA798 Washington Coast SequenceSDA788... Continue Reading →
The best features to identify this mushroom are the creamy-beige to yellowish-beige cap that develops ocher-orange colors, the tan to light brown gills that darken to rusty-orange, rusty orange spores and especially the bright yellow-orange staining, which slowly becoming ocher-red to reddish-orange.
Cortinarius calyptratus A.H. Sm. (1939)Collection date: 20th October, 2018Collector: Shannon AdamsCollection ID: SDA 401Location: Buck Creek, Mt Rainier, WAHabitat: Mature forest with old growth component.Western Hemlock, fir and Douglas Fir. Description: Pileus: 39-60mm wide, purple-grey to brown tones, appressed fibrillose, covered in patches of lavender-grey veil tissue. Flesh: light-yellow in cap and bulb and blue-lilac under... Continue Reading →
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, 2014Collector: Noah SiegelCollection Reference: AKFF-116-14 Description:Pileus: Beige to light brown streaked. Gills: clay to warm-tan colored. Cortina: thick white partial veil. Taste/Odor: no odor, sweet taste. ITS:This... Continue Reading →
Cortinarius davemallochii, Ammirati, Niskanen & Liimat., Index Fungorum 196: 2 (2014) Location: Girdwood, Alaska.Habitat: Scattered in sphagnum bog, with Dwarf Birch. Collection Date: Aug 26th, 2014 Collector: Noah SiegelCollection ID: NS1876 Description:Pileus: 20-32 mm across, dingy dark orange brown to dark brown. Gills: Pale olive. Flesh: dark. Stipe: 40-52 mm long, 2-5 mm thick, with dark appressed cortina remnants and... Continue Reading →
Cortinarius caput-medusae H. Lindstr., Cortinarius. Flora photographica 4: 20 (1998) Collection date: 27-Aug-2014Location: Crescent Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Collector: Noah Siegel Description: Pileus: Brown with some olive tones and virgate streaks when young. Stipe: Pink staining on lower stipe. Odor slight radish/earthy, taste mild. Growing under birch, aspen and spruce. ITS> Sequence is a 100%... Continue Reading →
Cortinarius multiformis Fries, Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 263 (1838)Collection date: October 13, 2018Collector: Shannon AdamsLocation:Skykomish area, WA, USA.Habitat: Willow, Abies, Mountain Hemlock, Western Hemlock Description: Pileus: 35-90mm across, dry, hydrophanous. Cinnamon buff to clay colored in cap center Cap rich yellow ochre, uniform in color with finely roughened texture. Mildly viscid. Flesh: White, silvery flesh Lamellae:... Continue Reading →