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Cortinarius croceus   (Saffron Webcap)
Cap 1.5 - 3 cm diameter; stem 2.5 - 8.5 cm tall x 0.3-0.5 cm diameter

Cortinarius croceus, also know as Saffron Webcap, is a small agaric with a tawny-brown cap, yellowish tawny gills and slender, yellowish stem with a faint ring zone. It has a mild to radishlike odour and taste. The mushroom grows solitary or in scattered trooping groups on soil in coniferous woods.

Cap at first ochraceous-brown, becoming rust coloured; finely felty convex, often slightly umbonate, finely fibrillose. Flesh chrome-yellow and fairly thin. Gills at first yellow, then tawny and rust at maturity, adnexed, fairly Crowded. Spores rust. Stem longitudinally fibrillose, cylindrical, solid, surface covered with yellow or yellow-brown veil remnants. Ring absent but with faint superior cortinal zone. Flesh chrome-yellow, fibrous, narrowly hollow, stuffed or full.

Cortinarius croceus on the First Nature Web site.
Cortinarius croceus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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