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Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus

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Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus

14 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex with a narrow central bump, expanding with age, fibrous, yellow, orange or red, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Broad, fairly distant, yellow, then reddish brown

Stem

Equal, yellow, or orange with a yellow background, or red with a yellow background, pale at the apex, becoming more brown with age

Flesh

Pale yellow

Smell

Radish

Taste

Unpleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On damp ground in deciduous woods, favouring willow and alder

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty (8-11.5) x (5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This beautiful fungus is easily recognised by the distinctive colours and the habitat. The different colour forms can grow side by side.

Additional Photographs

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 14 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus

18 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) uliginosus

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin