A orange-brown cap, which is convex or has a wavy margin, and a sturdy white stem are good indicators of this species. Both the cap and the white stem are covered in the slimy remains of the veil which is blue-tinged. The mushroom occurs with spruce.
is convex to flat in shape, with a sticky, gelatinous surface (in moist conditions). Gills are adnexed, close, and pallid or pale violet in color. Stem
solid, equal, and has transverse scaly-looking bands. The spore print, like most Cortiniarius species, is rusty-brown. Edibility is unknown for this species.
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