Cortinarius subfoetens / Phlegmacium subfoetens is a relatively widespread species in Phlegmacium section Glaucopodes. It has very pale lilac young gills and a variable yellow-brown to greenish-brown cap with in-rolled margin, and bulbous base.
In young state, Cortinarius clintonianus should be clearly recognizable as an Anomali - it has typical pallid brownish colors on the dry cap and lilac young gills and upper stipe. However, photographed collections show that the lilac phase is not always visible, or may be transient. Gills of young specimens may appear more pallid, greyish or even clay colored.
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.
Recent work on Cortinarius section Leprocybe (Ammirati et al, 2020) has described many new species and given us new insight on the diversity of North American species. One of these is Cortinarius arosquamosus, discussed here.
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 camphoratus (Fr.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: 280 (1838) Discussion:Cortinarius camphoratus is a relatively common species in the Pacific-Northwest, recognized by it's larger size, lilac to almost-white color, non-viscid cuticle and heavy lilac to white veil. The species has a distinctive and unpleasant odor described as rotten potatoes. If you are able to detect it,... Continue Reading →