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Cortinarius subtortus (Pers.) Fr. (a webcap)

Warning Identification questionable
Date 27 September 2001
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 27/09/2001[D]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary under Holly, Rowan, Birch
Associated organism: Fagus sylvatica
Identification Notes: Spore print: deep "fulvous".
Note: Phillips photo shows a more streaky cap.
Cap: slightly greenish "buff", sticky.
Stipe: pale "saffron" below, clavate, base "C" to white, sticky just below ring zone.
Gills: "hazel" when young, crowded, ventricose.
Flesh: "C" in cap, pale saffron in stem; whitish at top of stem and centre of cap.
Cutcile tastes mild, but cap flesh and gills are bitter.
Spores: 7.5-8.5/5.5-7µm, yellow brown, broadly pruniform, punctate on face, slightly rough on outline under oil.
Basidia: 4-spored.
Gill edge: fertile, with protruding cheilocystidia, 54-80/9-11.5µm, lageniform, fusiform, etc.

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