Cortinarius croceus (Schaeff.) Gray, (saffron webcap)


9 Oct 2001 at OSGR: SU56 in Berks, England

Record Summaryunder Pine in ring 1.5m diam
Found asFruitbody
Date9 October 2001
Associated organismPinus
OS grid refOSGR: SU56
Lat/Lon51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Vice CountyBerks, VC no: 22
CountryEngland
Voucher9 Oct 2001[K]
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Notes: Cap: "umber" in centre, paler outwards and less red: "snuff brown", margin "fulvous".
Gills: young "G" to "H" (mustard coloured) maturing to "H", colour much less bright in artificial (esp. fluorescent) light.
Flesh: in cap: dark "olivaceous buff", speckled "straw", becoming "grey olivaceous", "brown vinaceous" under cap cuticle; in stipe: dirty "luteous", lined "straw" at cortex, greyer towards base to "grey olivaceous".
Taste: slowly bitterish.
Spore print: "fulvous"
Spores: 7-8.5/4-4.5µm, punctate, slightly rough on outline under x100 objective.
Basidia: 4-spored.

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