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Cortinarius elegantissimus Rob. Henry (a webcap)

Date 20 October 2001
OS grid ref SU67
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 0' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 20/10/2001[J]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary under Beech
Associated organism: under living tree of Fagus sylvatica
Identification Notes: Cap: bright golden yellow, very slimy.
Stipe: with marginate bulb.
Flesh: very pale "lilac" in centre in upper stem, "straw" in cortex and bulb.
Mycelium: "straw"
Smell: sweet, Himalayan balsam ("honey").
Taste: cuticle tastes mild.
Spore print: "umber"
Cuticle: KOH+ blood red then purplish brown.
Basidia: 4-spored.
Gill edge fertile.
Spores: 15-17/8.5-9µm, ellipsoid-limoniform, rough on outline, roughly warty except plage.

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