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Cortinarius laniger   (Woolly Webcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 3-8 cm diameter, stem 6-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick

Cortinarius laniger, also know as Woolly Webcap, is a medium-sized agaric with a bell-shaped reddish-brown cap and rust-brown gills and pale brown belted stem tinged lilac at the apex. It grows solitary or in scattered trooping groups on wet mossy soil in or near upland coniferous woods.

Cap broadly bell-shaped, dry, hygrophanous cap with reddish brown to cinnamon-brown shades and margin with white velar remnants. Gills bright cinnamon-brown as young, becoming rust -brown at maturity, adnate, broad. Stem cylindrical to club-shaped stipe covered with silky fibrils and often with bands, patches, or a ring-like annular zone. Spores rust colored. Taste not distinctive. Odour of radish.

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