Cortinarius (Telamonia) rheubarbarinus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) rheubarbarinus Rob. Henry (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 4–6cm across, conical then domed; hygrophanous, dull reddish-brown, zoned with a white margin. Stem 40–90×10–18mm, base bulbous; brown, white from veil near the base. Flesh white, mottled brown; taste mild, smell distinct, of rhubarb or parsley. Gills adnate; dull buff then dull rusty brown. Spores 8–9×5–5.6¼, ellipsoid. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in deciduous woods; early autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Note the distinctive smell.