Cortinarius elatior    Fr. 

common name(s) : Wrinkled Webcap, Wrinkled Cortinarius 

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

synonyms: Myxacium elatior, Cortinarius lividoochraceus, Cortinarius elatior-elatior 

edibility : discard

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

The cap is brown to straw yellow, with a central umbo. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is violaceous white to ochre, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are ochre then rusty red, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, on a rather acid soil, with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 13 cm (between 5 and 20 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : Red-brown to ochre yellow cap, with large umbo and radially wrinkled; stem and cap viscid; stem thinner at both ends, striate near top, whitish with blueish tinge under the cortina when young; veined gills, with white edge;

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

page updated on 14/01/18