Cortinarius (Telamonia) evernius


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) evernius (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–9cm across, conical to bell-shaped, then expanded and obtusely umbonate; very hygrophanous, purplish umber-brown when damp, drying reddish-ochre, and becoming pale, tawny beige with age. Stem 70–150Γ—10–15mm; violaceous; covered in whitish bands of velar remains. Flesh concolorous; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate to free; violaceous at first, then becoming pale clay and finally cinnamon. Spores 8.5–10Γ—5–6ΒΌ, elliptical. Spore print rust. Habitat in coniferous woods; autumn. Rare, more common in Scotland. Suspect avoid.

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