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