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Cortinar Mushroom

Cortinarius sp.


Overall tan mushroom with an enlarged base to the stipe. Cinnamon colored gills with short gills present.


Growing on the ground in a deciduous forest.


Several mushrooms in this genus are poisonous and can cause acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, which is a disease that affects the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. In addition, some species are actually lethal. Therefore, it is suggested that none of the mushrooms from this genus be consumed especially because it can be very difficult to distinguish between species.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2017
Submitted on Jan 6, 2018

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