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 →