Cortinarius bolaris    (Pers.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Dappled Webcap, Red-brown Cortinarius 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Cortinariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Cortinariaceae/Cortinarieae [sub-genus:Cortinarius section:Leprocybe ]  

synonyms: Leprocybe bolaris, Sericeocybe bolaris 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Inoloma bolare)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Cortinarius bolaris
photo gallery of  Cortinarius bolaris potential confusions with  Cortinarius bolaris toxicity of Cortinarius bolaris genus Cortinarius  

The cap is yellow-whitish. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white or yellow, spotted with red, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is white, turning sulphur yellow then red when exposed to air ; its taste is faint, of radish; the odour is not distinctive or pleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then rusty red, adnate, not very crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 19 ). The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in deciduous or mixed woods, on a rather acid soil, with oak, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2.5 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 14 mm (between 6 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : whole mushroom covered with brick-red scales; cap with yellow-cream background; top of stem whitish; red mycelium; white flesh, turning yellow when exposed to air, especially in stem base

Cortinarius bolaris is infrequent and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cortinarius bolaris in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cortinarius bolaris in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18