This lethally poisonous mushroom, which smells of radishes, is reddish orange with a pointed, umbonate cap covered with fibrils.
conical to convex (partly flattening to umbonate with maturity). In colour, it is a tawny to date brown with paler margins, and is covered in fine, fibrous scales. The gills are ochre- or caramel-coloured, changing to a deeper brown with age as the spores mature. They have an adnate connection to the stipe.
has a bulbous base. It is the same colour or slightly paler than the cap, and can have yellow fragments of the veil (cortina) attached to its lower half. The flesh is cream or pale yellow, but more tan below the pileipellis and in the stem base. It smells slightly of radishes and has no strong taste.
Cortinarius limonius, also poisonous, has more vivid orange coloring. Cortinarius orellanus has a less conical cap and grows near decidous trees.
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