Cortinarius (Telamonia) scandens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) scandens Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1–4cm across, conical then flat with an umbo; hygrophanous, watery yellow-brown when wet, pale ochre when dry; smooth. Stem 60–100×2–5mm, equal; creamy coloured, a little darker near the base. Flesh yellowish; taste mild, smell slight, with a touch of iodine. Gills adnexed; pallid yellowish-buff at first, later becoming more rusty. Spores 6–7.5×4.25–5¼, broadly ovate, rough. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in coniferous woodlands or in association with alders; autumn. Rare. Not edible.