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Cortinarius sp.


3 to 5 inch tall mushroom. Brown cap with white stem


Deciduous forest floor on rotting log

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JimCornish 12 years ago

Two things to check that it is indeed a Cort is to do a spore print and look for a veil. All Corts have brown spores (get a good deposit) and some remnants of a cortina- a cob-web like partial veil that covers developing gills. Sometimes the veil remnants are left on the rim of the cap, or on the stem where it forms a ring or still stretching from the cap to the stem if the specimen is a juvenile. If on the stem, it may appear brown from capturing by falling spores

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2009
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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