Cortinarius (unidentified), (unidentified webcap toadstools)

8 Oct 2013 at OSGR: SZ19 in South Hants, England

Record Summaryunder Silver Birch (Pine nearby)
Found asFruitbody
Date8 October 2013
Associated organismBetula pendula
OS grid refOSGR: SZ19
Lat/Lon50° 50' N, 1° 50' W
Vice CountySouth Hants, VC no: 11
Voucher8 Oct 2013[B]
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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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