Cortinarius (Telamonia) hinnuleus

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) hinnuleus

30 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Bell shaped when young, then expanding with a central bump, hygrophanous, reddish brown to yellowish brown, often with dark spots, paler when dry, margin decorated with veil remnants, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Adnate, distant, thick, broad, ochraceous brown to apricot brown

Stem

Cylindrical or slightly club shaped, pale yellowish brown, decorated with pale veil remnants, with a distinct ring zone

Flesh

Firm, pale

Smell

Strong, earthy

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring oak and beech

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal, very warty (7-9) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, possibly poisonous

Notes

Hinnuleus means "like a fawn" and refers to the colour of the cap and stem. The French name for this species is "Le cortinaire couleur de faon".