Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) rapaceus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) rapaceus Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, hemispherical then convex; ivory to creamy ochre; sticky. Stem 40–70×9–12mm, usually with a marginate bulb; white, with white veil and cortina. Flesh white; taste slight, smell slight, pleasant. Gills adnexed; pale clay with just a hint of violet at first, then more rusty. Spores 8.4–9×4.8–5.6¼, lemon-shaped, warty. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat with conifers; autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible.