Cortinarius (Telamonia) suburaceus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) suburaceus Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, convex, becoming flat with a broad umbo; hygrophanous, dark, dull brown. Stem 40–90×4–10mm; dark brown; hollow. Flesh brown; taste mild, smell slight. Gills adnate, distant; dark rusty brown. Spores 10.5–14×4.5–6.4¼, subglobose to broadly ovate, rough. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in mixed woodland; early autumn. Very rare. Not edible. Note the dark, dull colours that blacken with age, and the very long spores for this group. Moser includes this as a provisional name.

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