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Cortinarius orellanus   (Fool's Webcap)
Family
Cortinariaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-7 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 0.5-1.3 cm diameter
Edibility
Lethally poisonous

Description
This is a medium sized agaric with tawny brown, bluntu umbonate cap. The gills are colored as the stem. Grows solitary of in scattered trooping groups, with broad-leaf trees. The mushroom is lethally poisonous.

Cap bell-shaped, with a sharply inrolled margin at first, expanding to convex or flat, with a broad, low, rounded hump. Surface minutely fibrillose, tending to develop fine, depressed scales. Brownish orange to reddish orange. Margin thin, often flaring in age. Stem cylindrical, becoming hollow. Surface fibrillose; moderate yellow to moderate orange with zones of reddish.

Similar species Many in Cortinarius and related genera.

Cortinarius orellanus on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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