Cortinarius (Telamonia) pseudoprivignus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) pseudoprivignus Rob. Henry (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, conical to convex then expanded and often umbonate; ochraceous-buff. Stem 30–50×8–20mm, swollen into a large, pointed bulb; more or less concolorous with cap, purplish-pink with AgNO3; very fibrous; cortina white. Flesh buff, tinged ochre in stem base; smell astringent. Gills adnate to free; pale orange, later cinnamon. Spores 8.5–10×4.5–5.5¼. Spore print rust. Habitat in mixed woods; autumn. Very rare. Suspect avoid. Note this fungus is very close to C. privignus and may be sunk after further study.

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