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

synonyms: Scharlachroter Hautkopf
Cortinarius puniceus Mushroom
Ref No: 7122
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Cortinarius puniceus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7123
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location: Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) puniceus Orton Scharlachroter Hautkopf Cap 1.54cm across, convex then expanded and often obtusely umbonate, purplish blood-red or with a chestnut tone especially at the centre, more ochraceous reddish at the margin, covered in radiating silky fibres. Stem 3570 x 39mm, slightly thickened at base, concolorous with cap or paler, base covered in pinkish or ochraceous down; cortina orchraceous to golden-brown. Flesh deep purplish blood-red finally deep rusty-chestnut. Spore print rust. Spores elliptic, almost smooth, 6.58.5 x 45. Habitat deciduous woods. Season autumn. Rare. Edibility Suspect avoid as many Cortinarius contain toxins. Found In Europe. Note many mycologists sink this species under C. sanguineus, the only difference appears to be that this species is found in broadleaved woods.

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