Cortinarius (Dermocybe) malicorius

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Dermocybe) malicorius Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, hemispherical then broadly convex; brownish-cinnamon, margin more yellow; fibrillose to minutely scaly. Stem 20–40×4–7mm, equal or slightly swollen at the base, soon hollow; bright yellow, often reddish near the base; cortina yellow. Flesh greenish-yellow; taste slight, smell slightly of radish. Gills adnexed; bright orange at first, then bright cinnamon-orange. Spores 5–7×3.5–4.5¼, ovoid, rough. Spore print rust-brown. Habitat in damp coniferous woods, normally in mountains; autumn. Uncommon, more frequent in Scotland. Not edible.