Cortinarius (Telamonia) saniosus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) saniosus (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1–2.5cm across, bell-shaped, expanding with an acute umbo; tawny-ochre to cinnamon; covered in radiating, yellowish fibrils. Stem 30–60×3–4mm; pale ochre-buff, lighter at apex, covered in ochraceous, cottony fibres; cortina yellow. Flesh concolorous, pale buff in cap; smell strong. Gills adnate; ochraceous then cinnamon. Spores 8–9×5–6¼, almond-shaped. Spore print rust. Habitat in damp places, often near poplar and willow; autumn. Uncommon. Suspect avoid.