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Cortinarius limonius.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Oroszlánsárga pókhálósgomba
Cortinarius limonius Mushroom
Ref No: 6888
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Cortinarius limonius3 Mushroom
Ref No: 6890
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Cortinarius limonius4 Mushroom
Ref No: 6891
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Cortinarius limonius 6 Mushroom
Ref No: 6894
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Yellow, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cortinarius (Cortinarius) limonius (Fr. ex Fr.) Fr. Oroszlánsárga pókhálósgomba. Cap 3–9cm across, convex then expanded and slightly depressed or umbonate, bright yellow orange, darker at centre. Stem 50–120 x 8–20mm, yellow-orange above becoming rusty-tawny towards the base, covered in scattered patches of yellow velar remains; cortina pale yellow. Flesh yellow to golden, often tawny below cap cuticle and stem base. Smell faint, like raw potato. Gills yellow soon golden, finally rusty-tawny. Spore print rust. Spores broadly ovate to subglobose, rough, 7–9 x 5.5–7µ. Habitat coniferous woods. Season autumn. Occasional in northern areas, elsewhere rare. Edibility poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.

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