Cortinarius (Telamonia) damascenus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) damascenus Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–9cm across, conical, becoming flat, sometimes with a slight umbo; silky grey; smooth. Stem 30–60×8–15mm, short, pointed at the base; white. Flesh white to pale brown; taste mild, smell slightly rank. Gills adnate; pallid clay then rusty brown. Spores 6.6–8×4.5–5.5¼, subglobose to broadly ovate. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in clumps, often near tree stumps in deciduous and mixed woods; early autumn. Very rare. Not edible.