Cortinarius (Cortinarius) gentilis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Cortinarius) gentilis (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 65% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, distinctly umbonate; tawny-brown, becoming rust-yellow to yellow-brown; finely downy. Stem 50–100×3–8mm; concolorous with cap; covered in pale yellow patches of velar remains. Flesh yellow to yellow-brown; taste mild, smell radish-like when cut. Gills adnexed; rust-yellow, occasionally olive-brown, later rust-brown. Spores 7.5–9×5.5–6.5¼, elliptical. Spore print rust. Habitat in acid pine woods; late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous.