|Cortinarius phoeniceus (Bull. ex Ventenat) Maire|
The cap is red-brown orange, with a central umbo; its margin is irregularly lobed. The cap surface is not viscid nor sticky.The stem is yellow to cinnamon brown, with red fibrils, with a ring zone (cortina remains), with a cortina. The flesh is white to brownish or tawny yellowish, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is faint, of raw potato; its texture is fibrous. The gills are purple red then dark brown, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous or broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid soil, with pine, spruce, beech, oak, chestnut, birch. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Distinctive features : red-brown, fibrillose to finely scaly cap; blood-red gills in the youth; lames rouge-sang; yellow stem, covered with red fibrils at its base
Cortinarius phoeniceus is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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