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

synonyms: Bloodred Webcap, Blutroter Hautkopf
Cortinarius sanguineus Mushroom
Ref No: 7120
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Cortinarius sanguineus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7124
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cortinarius (Dermocybe) sanguineus (Wulf. ex Fr.) Fr. Blutroter Hautkopf Bloodred Webcap Cap 25cm across, flattened convex, carmine to dark blood-red, covered in radiating silky fibrils (sub lente). Stem 3060 x 38mm, slightly thickened at base, concolorous with cap or darker, base with pinkish or yellowish down; cortina red. Flesh concolorous, deep reddish-purple over gills and in stem cuticle. Smell faint, pleasant. Gills concolorous with cap or darker, finally rusty-tinged. Spore print rust. Spores elliptic, minutely roughened, 79 x 46. Habitat coniferous woods. Season autumn. Occasional. Edibility Suspect avoid as many Cortinarius contain toxins. Distribution, America and Europe.

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