Cortinarius (Telamonia) incisus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) incisus (Pers.) Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 2–4cm across, conical to flat, umbonate, margin splitting in age; hygrophanous, deep, dull, blackish-brown when wet, greyish-brown when dry; covered in fine, silky fibrils. Stem 25–60×2–5mm, equal; dull greyish-brown; white veil remnants sometimes forming a belt. Flesh reddish-brown; taste and smell slight. Gills adnate; grey-brown then rusty brown. Spores 7–8.7×4.6–5.5¼, ellipsoid to pip-shaped, roughened. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat ditches and roadsides, sometimes in clumps; autumn. Rare. Not edible.