Cortinarius (Dermocybe) croceus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Dermocybe) croceus (Schaeff.) Gray syn. C. cinnamomeobadius Rob. Henry (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1–6cm across, convex then expanded and umbonate; rusty ochraceous-buff to chestnut, margin remaining yellowish for a long time. Stem 30–80×3–8mm; chrome-yellow, often tinged olivaceous above gills; taste mild, smell faint, radishy. Gills adnate; chrome to deep golden, then ochre-buff to rusty or amber. Spores 6.5–9×4.5–5¼, elliptical, almost smooth. Spore print rust. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods; autumn. Occasional. Suspect avoid.