|Cortinarius orellanus Fr.|
The cap is bright red-brown, conical then convex to expanded, bluntly umbonate, or without any umbo; its margin is smooth to slightly wavy. The cap surface is velvety, silky, fibrillose, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is yellow at the top, tawny-brown below, without ring, with a cortina. The flesh is pale yellow, unchanging; its taste is mild to acidic; the odour is faint, of raw potato; its texture is fibrous. The gills are bright tawny-rust, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (less frequently coniferous) woods, on a rather acid soil, with birch, oak, chestnut. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : bright tawny brown to red-brown colour; silky-fibrillose cap; distant and thick gills, bright orange-yellow then reddish-rust; odour of radish; with broad-leaved trees
Cortinarius orellanus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
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