Hotfoot Webcap

Cortinarius (Telamonia) bulliardii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hotfoot Webcap Cortinarius (Telamonia) bulliardii (Pers.) Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, convex then expanded; deep red-brown to chestnut, drying ochre-buff. Stem 50–100×10–15mm; whitish near apex, becoming rust and covered in reddish fibres towards base. Flesh whitish, sometimes reddish at stem base; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate to free; violaceous at first, soon rusty. Spores 8–10×5–6¼, elliptical, rough. Spore print rust. Habitat in deciduous woods, especially with beech; autumn. Rare. Suspect avoid.