Cortinarius (Telamonia) subferrugineus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) subferrugineus (Batsch) Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, convex, with silky, white veil remnants on the margin; hygrophanous, pale grey-brown with a frosty texture, more reddish at the centre. Stem 40–80×8–14mm, sometimes swollen at base; whitish-buff. Flesh white with a hint of brown, darker at the stem base; taste mild, smell slight. Gills adnate; pallid buff, becoming rusty brown. Spores 8.7–10.1×5.5–6.6¼, elliptical. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in broad-leaved or mixed woodland; early autumn. Very rare. Not edible.