Cortinarius armillatus, commonly known as the Red-banded Cortinarius, is a medium or large, rounded or humped reddish-brown agaric on a thick bulbous stalk with cinnabar red bands. The mushroom grows solitary or clustered on soil in mixed hardwood-conifer forests, especially spruced ones.
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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