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Cortinarius scandens Mushroom
Ref No: 7131
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cortinarius scandens Fr. subgenus Telamonia Cap 1-4cm across, conic, then flat with an umbo; hygrophanous, watery yellow-brown when wet, pale yellowish ochre when dry; smooth. Gills adnexed; pallid yellowish buff then rusty. Stem 60-100 x 2-5mm, equal: creamy colored, a little darker near the base. Flesh yellowish. Odor slight, similar to iodine. Taste mild. Spores broadly ovate, rough, 6-7.5 x 4.25-5, quotient 1.46. Deposit rusty brown. Habitat under conifers. Occasional. Found in Europe and northern North America. Season September-October. Not edible.

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