Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Cortinarius traganus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 30 Aug 2019


Cortinarius traganus - A hat with a diameter of 40 to 140 mm, young spherical, purple and silky shiny, silvery on the top, then convex to outstretched; with thick flesh, rusty brown shades of veil hanging from the edge. The skin of the mature fruiting body fades to gray-yellow to ocher and is often cracked.

Lamellae dense, young, light brown, yellowish brown, mature rusty brown.

Stem 50 to 100 mm tall and 20 to 50 mm thick, young bulbous, then club-shaped. When young, all purple, then fading, starting from the base. The veil was initially light pink-violet, mature colored with spores to rusty brown.

Dirty yellow to saffron yellowish flesh, unchanging; with a bitter taste and unpleasant smell.

Occurrence: In the lowlands, foothills and mountains, in the acidic foothill spruce forests, less often in deciduous forests.

Value: Inedible mushroom, slightly poisonous.


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