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Cortinarius mushroom

Cortinarius rotundisporus

Description:

A slender mushroom with a cap about 25mm wide. The cap had a broad brownish umbo and the rest was a beautiful purple. The stipe was broad at the base, rough textured and had remnants of the partial veil stuck to it with spores staining it brown. Gills were crowded, purple in colour and had brown spores. The cap appeared moist but could not detect any sliminess.

Habitat:

Damp Eucalyptus forest. This mushroom was spotted under a giant gum. Another mushroom with a damaged cap ( pic #4) was seen growing beside it.

Notes:

also see http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungi_e/cort... This beautiful mushroom had been partially trampled by walkers but was not totally detached.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

The partial veil extends from the margin of the cap to the stem to protect the spore producing gills.The ring or annulus halfway up the stem in this case, I understand, is the lower attachment of the web-like cortina or partial veil. The wispy stained brown bits are remnants of the partial veil (cortina) stuck to the stipe in the annular zone.
This is all new knowledge to me and I hope I understand this correctly. I find it fascinating and I hope that anyone that reads this will correct me if necessary.
What I would like to know is, do all mushrooms with a ring once have cortinas ?

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

Is the cortina the ring halfway up the stem?

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.37

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2012

Spotted for mission

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