Your resource for fungi information
Cortinarius armillatus   (Red-banded Cort)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-12 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick

Cortinarius armillatus, commonly known as the Red-banded cortinarius, is a medium or large agaric that has a rust-brown, bell-shaped, fibrous cap, rust gills and reddish belts on stem with swollen base. It grows typically in moist coniferous forests, especially spruced ones.

Cap bell shaped at first, later flattening out, vividly rust-brown becoming slightly paler with age, with small fibrous scales, often with reddish cortinal remnants forming a belt at margin. Gills dark rust-brown; broad, distant and shallowly sinuate. Spores are rusty brown. Stem is a pallid cap color streaked with fibrils, more or less equal but markedly swollen at base. Ring is made of velar remnants forming one or more orange-red median or inferior ring zones. Flesh is light brown.

Cortinarius armillatus on the First Nature Web site.
Cortinarius armillatus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.