Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Cortinarius pholideus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 14 Sep 2019


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Cortinarius pholideus - Hat diameter 30 to 100 mm. Young conical, later bell-shaped, arched, spread out, with a more or less sharp hump in the middle. The surface is ocher, light brown, brown, olive. Coated concentrically with small, darker, slightly protruding scales. The margin is incurved for a long time, sharp, smooth, in juveniles with remnants of light brown casing.

Lamellae broad, narrowly adnate; beige, pink-violet, darken with age.

Stem 50 to 120 mm high, 8 to 16 mm thick; cylindrical, barrel-like, young full, later empty. The surface is ocher with a dark brown, zigzag pattern or scales; over the brown ring zone smooth, pink-violet.

A ring in the form of an annular zone from the remains of a spider vein.

Fairly thin, yellow-brown flesh; over the plaques and in the upper part of the stipe purple. Odor and taste imperceptible.

Occurrence: In deciduous and mixed forests, on peat bogs, in humid places, especially under birches, among mosses. It grows individually or in dispersed groups. In the period of July-November. Pretty rare.

Value: Some sources say it is an edible mushroom

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