Cortinarius (Telamonia) torvus

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) torvus

16 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, sometimes with a broad central bump, smooth, pinkish brown to brown, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate, violet, then rust brown

Stem

Club shaped, with a distinct ring zone, the region above the ring is violet when young, the region below the ring is whitish and banded as if encased in a sock

Flesh

Firm, buff, tinged violet

Smell

Sweet

Taste

Unpleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring beech

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Ellipsoidal, smooth, finely roughened (8-10) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia slender, club shaped, 4 spored. No gill edge cystidia.

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Cortinarius (Telamonia) torvus

16 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cortinarius (Telamonia) torvus

Basidia and gill edge hyphae viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 16 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin