Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) venustus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) venustus P. Karst. syn. C. calochrous P. Karst. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–7cm across, convex; chrome-yellow fading to creamy yellow, reddish-pink with KOH ; glutinous. Stem 30–60Γ—7–20mm, with an abrupt, marginate bulb; whitish, with violet shades at the apex and yellow veil on the bulb. Flesh whitish, with a touch of violet near the stem apex; taste and smell slight. Gills adnexed; pale pinky-violet, remaining so for a long time. Spores 9–11Γ—5.5–6.5ΒΌ, almond-shaped, warty. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in broad-leaved or mixed woods, usually on calcareous soils, late summer to autumn. Rare. Not edible.

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