Cortinarius muscigenus    Peck 

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

synonyms: Myxacium collinitus, Cortinarius collinitus ss.Lge, Myxacium collinitum, Cortinarius cylindripes 

edibility : discard

potential confusions with  Cortinarius muscigenus toxicity of Cortinarius muscigenus genus Cortinarius  

The cap is ochre brown to orange-red brown, convex then expanded, with a broad umbo; its margin is inrolled a long time, sometimes a bit furrowed. The cap surface is smooth, slimy.

The stem is blueish white then ochre-yellow, slimy, cylindrical or tapering towards base, without ring, with a cortina and bluish-brown bands of velar remains.

The flesh is white to blueish in the top, browner towards base, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are purple then pink brownish, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods, sometimes also with broad-leaved trees, on a rather acid soil, with spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 10 cm (between 5 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 7 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : reddish-brown cap; cap and stem slimy; stem blue-white at the apex, with remains of the veil appearing as lilac-brown bands below; with spruce

Cortinarius muscigenus is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18