Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) turgidus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) turgidus Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–6cm across, conico-convex then bell-shaped or expanded with a central boss; white to grey, shiny. Stem 40–80×10–25mm, swollen at base and rooting; concolorous with cap. Flesh white with a hint of orange; taste and smell slightly rank. Gills adnate, distant; pallid at first, later rust. Spores 8.5–10.8×5.5–6.8¼, ellipsoid. Spore print rust. Habitat in deciduous woods; late summer to early autumn. Very rare. Suspect avoid.