Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) olearioides

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) olearioides Rob. Henry. syn. C. subfulgens P.D. Orton (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 6–12cm across, convex then expanded, margin incurved; golden-yellow to orange-tawny, brighter yellow at margin; cuticle blood-red with KOH. Stem 40–80×14–30mm, 30–50mm wide at marginate bulb; yellowish-buff with paler apex, base tinged tawny; cortina yellowish. Flesh pale yellowish, darker at stem base where it turns blood-red with KOH; taste mild, smell none. Gills adnate to free; yellow then rusty-ochre. Spores 10–11.5×5.5–6¼, lemon-shaped, rough. Spore print rust. Habitat deciduous woods; autumn. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Suspect avoid.