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Unidentified Cortinarius (Unidentified Webcap Toadstools)

Date 8 October 2013
OS grid ref SZ19
Lat/Lon 50° 50' N, 1° 50' W
Location Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
Voucher 08/10/2013[B]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary under Silver Birch (Pine nearby)
Associated organism: under live tree of Betula pendula
Identification Notes: Cap slightly sticky, soon becoming merely humid.

Stipe clavate, but not bulbous, except where compressed (eg TS photo).

No sign of blue colouration but probably too old anyway.

Taste mild. Smell: very weak, if any. Flesh not turning yellow with KOH.

Spore print: dark "fulvous".

Basidia: 4-spored.

Spores: 8-10/5-6.5µm., roughened apically.

Specimens too old to identify as gills already coloured brown from ripening spores.

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