Cortinarius (Telamonia) bulbosus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) bulbosus (Sowerby) Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, broadly bell-shaped; hygrophanous, reddish-brown to dark chestnut, drying brick-red. Stem 30–70×10–15mm, bulbous; pale brown, becoming white-covered; base sheathed in white, cottony veil, forming a distinct ring. Flesh concolorous when moist, drying whitish; smell faintly of radish. Gills adnate; pale brownish, soon cinnamon to rust. Spores 7–8×4.5–5¼, elliptical, rough. Spore print rust. Habitat coniferous and deciduous woods; autumn. Rare. Suspect avoid.

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