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Cortinarius armillatus   (Red-banded Cort)
Family
Cortinariaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 4-12 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This medium or large agaric has a rust-brown, bell-shaped, fibrous cap, rust gills and reddish belts on stem with swollen base. It grows typically in acidic soil in heathy situations, typically with birch.

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.

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