Cortinarius gentilis    (Fr.) Fr. 

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

synonyms: Leprocybe gentilis 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Telamonia gentila)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Cortinarius gentilis toxicity of Cortinarius gentilis genus Cortinarius  

The cap is tawny-brown to orange-yellow, hygrophanous, conical to convex then expanded, with a distinct umbo; its margin is smooth, with velar remnants in the youth. The cap surface is smooth, with fibrils, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is the same colour as the cap, with yellow bands of velar remains, with a cortina or ring zone.

The flesh is pale yellow to tawny-brown, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is weak, of radish; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are saffron-yellow then rusty-brown, adnate to adnexed, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods, on a rather acid soil, with spruce, blueberries.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 6 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 3 and 10 mm)

Distinctive features : cap and stem tawny-brown to yellow-orange; hygrophanous cap, with acute umbo; yellow patches of velar remains around stem; distant gills, with conifers (argued toxicity)

Cortinarius gentilis is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18