Cortinarius (Telamonia) decipiens


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) decipiens (Pers.) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–4.5cm across, sharply conical, eventually flat with an umbo; dull vinaceous-buff, darker in the centre; covered at first with a layer of fine fibrils, giving it a shiny lustre. Stem 30–70Γ—2–5mm, equal; grey-brownish, with a slight flush of violet at the apex; matted with white fibrils, sometimes forming a slight zone. Flesh buff; smell strong when crushed, of radish. Gills adnexed; ochraceous-tawny at first then bright reddish-cinnamon. Spores 8–9Γ—5–6.3ΒΌ, broadly ellipsoid or pip-shaped, warty. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in mixed woods; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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