Orange Webcap

Cortinarius (Myxacium) mucosus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Orange Webcap Cortinarius (Myxacium) mucosus (Bull.) Cooke (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, convex, margin incurved at first; tawny to chestnut, margin often striate; very glutinous. Stem 50–150×15–25mm; silky white, not disrupting into scales. Flesh whitish, tinged tawny beneath cap cuticle; taste mild, smell none. Gills adnate to free; whitish then pale ochraceous, darkening to cinnamon. Spores 14.5–17.5×6.5–7.5¼, elongate lemon-shaped, rough. Spore print rust. Habitat conifer heaths, usually with pine; late summer. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.