Cortinarius (Telamonia) brunneus var. glandicolor

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) brunneus var. glandicolor (Fr.) H. Lindstr. & Melot syn. C. glandicolor (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, conical at first, then flat with an umbo; hygrophanous, dark brown when wet, blackening with age. Stem 40–120×4–10mm, long and narrow, base sometimes slightly swollen; silky white from veil towards the base when young, then brown with a distinct white ring zone. Flesh brownish; taste mild, smell slightly radish-like. Gills adnate; chestnut-brown. Spores 8–10×5.8–6.7¼, broadly ovate, finely roughened. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in mixed woodland and with conifers; early autumn. Uncommon. Not edible.