Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) allutus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) allutus Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, convex to bell-shaped; bright ochraceous to tawny-buff; covered in white, silky fibres when young. Stem 50–80×10–15mm, swollen into a more or less marginate bulb; whitish, becoming tinged ochraceous to tawny; base covered in white down; cortina white. Flesh whitish, tinged yellowish, especially at stem base; taste mild, smell like honey. Gills almost free; whitish then clay, becoming rusty cinnamon. Spores 8–9×4.5–6¼, elliptical to almond-shaped, almost smooth. Spore print rust. Habitat in deciduous and coniferous woods; late summer to autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Suspect avoid. Note in my first book I named this C. melliolens.