Dyer’s Webcap

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) fervidus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Dyer’s Webcap Cortinarius (Dermocybe) fervidus P.D. Orton (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, conical; copper-brown. Stem 60–90×5–8mm; yellow, with orange-brown fibres; soon hollow. Flesh yellow; taste mild, smell slight. Gills adnate; brick-red. Spores 6.3–7.3×4.3–5.3¼, elliptical. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat with conifers; early autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible.

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