Cortinarius (Telamonia) bivelus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) bivelus (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–9cm across, hemispherical to domed; pale reddish-brown. Stem 30–80×10–30mm, clavate; white; firm, woolly, encased in copious veil material. Flesh white to pallid with brown streaks; smell similar to Lepista. Gills adnate to free; rusty ochre. Spores 7–9×4–5.5¼, elliptical. Spore print rust. Habitat in woods with birch and possibly pine; autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility and should be avoided, as many Cortinarius contain toxins.

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