Cortinarius armillatus (Red-banded Cort)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-12 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
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Cortinarius armillatus, commonly known as the Red-banded Cortinarius, is a medium or large, rounded or humped reddish-brown agaric on a thick bulbous stalk with cinnabar red bands. The mushroom grows solitary or clustered on soil in mixed hardwood-conifer forests, especially spruced ones.

Cap bell-shaped at first, later flattening out, vividly rust-brown becoming slightly paler with age, with small fibrous scales, often with reddish cortinal remnants forming a belt at the margin. Gills dark rust-brown, broad, distant and shallowly sinuate. Stem is a pallid cap colour, streaked with fibrils, more or less equal but markedly swollen at the base. The ring is made of velar remnants forming one or more orange-red median or inferior ring zones. Flesh ilight brown. Spore print rusty reddish-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, with a size range of 9-12 x 5-7┬Ám. They possess small warts on their surface and demonstrate dextrinoid properties.

Cortinarius armillatus on the First Nature Web site.
Cortinarius armillatus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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