Cortinarius (Telamonia) parvannulatus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Telamonia) parvannulatus Kühner (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, conical then umbrella-shaped with a distinct umbo; yellow-brown, more orange in the centre. Stem 20–40×3–6mm; distinct white band, sometimes with a hint of violet at the apex. Flesh red-brownish, darker towards the stem base; taste mild, smell of cedar-wood pencils. Gills adnate; pallid buff then rusty brown. Spores 7.5–9.3×4.8–5.7¼, elliptical, rough. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods, especially with poplars; early autumn. Very rare. Not edible.

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