Cortinarius collinitus (Blue-girdled Webcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 6-10 cm diameter, stem 7-12 cm tall, 1-2.5 cm thick
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Cortinarius collinitus, also known as the Blue-girdled Webcap, is a mushroom with an orange-brown cap that is convex or has a wavy margin, and a sturdy white stem. These features are good indicators of this species. Both the cap and the white stem are covered in the slimy remains of the veil, which are blue-tinged. The mushroom is commonly found with spruce trees.

Cap convex to flat in shape, with a sticky, gelatinous surface (in moist conditions). Gills adnexed, close, and pallid or pale violet in colour, becoming rusty brown as the spores mature. Stem solid, equal, has transverse scaly-looking bands and is covered in the veil's slimy remains, which are blue-tinged. The lower part is coloured brown. Spore print rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are thick-walled, with an ellipsoidal, lemon-shaped, or almond-shaped appearance, and a rough and verrucose texture. They measure 13-16 x 7.5-9.5μm and are inamyloid.

Cortinarius collinitus on the First Nature Web site.
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