Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) laniger

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) laniger Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, domed campanulate; ochraceous-cinnamon, only a touch hygrophanous; heavy and thick-fleshed, broken up with fibrils. Stem 80–100×10–20mm, with a clavate bulb; covered in thick, white fibrils and veil remnants, often forming a dense central belt. Flesh creamy, marbled with cinnamon patches; taste mild, smell slight to a touch of pelargonium. Gills adnexed; exceptionally bright reddish-cinnamon. Spores 8.5–10.5×5.5–6.5¼, ellipsoid to pip-shaped, rough. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in coniferous woodlands, autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible.