Green Webcap

Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) scaurus


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Green Webcap Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) scaurus (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, convex; browny olive-green with brown spots near the margin; greasy rather than glutinous. Stem 50–130Γ—8–12mm, the base bulbous, sometimes only slightly; whitish or flushed greenish or violaceous; fibrous. Flesh pallid with possible hints of violet; taste slight, smell not distinctive. Gills adnate; yellowish to olive-greenish. Spores 9.5–11.5Γ—6–6.5ΒΌ, almond-shaped, rough. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in coniferous woods, usually with sphagnum moss, often at high altitudes; late summer to autumn. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible.

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