Cortinarius mucosus    (Bull.) J.J. Kickx 

common name(s) : Orange Webcap 

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

synonyms: Myxacium mucosum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Myxacium mucosus)  

edibility : discard

potential confusions with  Cortinarius mucosus toxicity of Cortinarius mucosus genus Cortinarius  

The cap is dark red brown, orange towards margin. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is white.

The flesh is white in the cap, brown in the stem base, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

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

The fruiting period takes place from August to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 5 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 10 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : very viscid cap and stem

Cortinarius mucosus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cortinarius mucosus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cortinarius mucosus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18