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Cortinarius corrugis Mushroom
Ref No: 6769
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods

Cortinarius corrugis Smith subgenus Phlegmacium Cap 6-12cm across, convex then flattened with slight dome; pinkish cinnamon; viscid when wet, becoming radially wrinkled. Gills adnate; pallid, pinky creamy buff, then darker. Stem 60-90 x 12-20mm, mostly with a clavate bulbous stem base: pallid then brownish; fibrillose. Flesh pallid, whitish. Odor slight. Taste slight. Spores ellipsoid, roughened, 8.5-10 x 4.5-5.5 quotient 1.85. Deposit rusty brown. Habitat under conifers. Rare. Found in Washington. Season September-October. Not edible. Comment My specimens agree with Smith's description except that mine have clavate stems and my spores are a little fatter.

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