Cortinarius (Telamonia) agathosmus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) agathosmus Brandrud, H. Lindstr. & Melot (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, convex at first, soon flat; hygrophanous, reddish-brown when wet, with a hint of violet; silky white veil remnants on the margin. Stem 60–110Γ—8–15mm, tall; silky white from veil; scaly below white ring zone. Flesh brownish, mottled when wet with violet tones, especially towards the apex; taste mild, smell fruity. Gills adnate; buff to purple, then rusty brown. Spores 8.8–9.7Γ—6.2–6.9ΒΌ, ellipsoid. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat with conifers and birch; late summer to early autumn. Very rare, and possibly not British. Not edible. Note I collected these in France.

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