Cortinarius (Telamonia) armeniacus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) armeniacus (Schaeff.) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, conical to bell-shaped, becoming flattened convex to broadly umbonate; apricot, yellow-brown, or orange-cinnamon. Stem 40–80Γ—8–14mm, usually swollen near the base, becoming hollow; whitish, discolouring ochre-rust; fibrillose. Flesh whitish to ochre-buff; taste mild, cuticle often slightly bitter, smell faintly of radish or iodoform. Gills adnate; pallid at first, then pale ochre, becoming bright ochre-cinnamon with age. Spores 7.5–9.5Γ—5–5.5ΒΌ, elliptical to ovoid, finely warted. Spore print rust. Habitat with conifers, especially spruce; autumn. Very rare. Suspect avoid. Note collected in the New Forest

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