Cortinarius (Telamonia) subbalaustinus


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) subbalaustinus Rob. Henry (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, convex at first, becoming expanded, often slightly domed; hygrophanous, tan when moist, drying yellow-brown. Stem 40–70Γ—5–10mm, slightly swollen at base; brownish, covered in white, silky fibrils, especially at the base. Flesh light yellowish-brown; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate; ochre at first, later ochre-cinnamon. Spores 7.5–9Γ—4.5–5.5ΒΌ, ovoid to pip-shaped, rough. Spore print rust. Habitat usually with birch; autumn. Rare. Suspect avoid.

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