|Cortinarius speciosissimus Kühner & Romagn.|
The cap is reddish brown to rust. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is rusty, without ring, with a cortina. The flesh is pale yellow, with red-brown shades in the stem, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is weak, of radish; its texture is fibrous. The gills are pale ochre then rusty red, adnate to emarginate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in moist coniferous woods, sometimes also under broad-leaved trees, amongst moss, peat, with blueberries, on a rather acid soil, with spruce. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : red-brown, woolly-velvety and umbonate cap; reddish-brown stem with paler cortinal bands formed by the velar remnants; odour of radish; with conifers
Cortinarius speciosissimus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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