Cortinarius croceus (Saffron Webcap)
Cap 1.5 - 3 cm diameter; stem 2.5 - 8.5 cm tall x 0.3-0.5 cm diameter
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Cortinarius croceus, also known as the Saffron Webcap, is a small agaric with a tawny-brown cap, yellowish-tawny gills, and a slender, yellowish stem with a faint ring zone. The mushroom grows solitarily or in scattered trooping groups on soil in coniferous woods.

Cap at first ochraceous-brown, becoming rust-coloured, finely felty convex, often slightly umbonate, finely fibrillose. Flesh chrome-yellow and fairly thin. Flesh chrome-yellow, fibrous, narrowly hollow, stuffed or full. Gills adnate or emarginate with a slightly decurrent tooth, at first yellow, then tawny and rust at maturity, fairly Crowded. Stem cylindrical, solid, and has a longitudinally fibrillose texture, with the surface covered in yellow or yellow-brown veil remnants. While there is no visible ring, a faint superior cortinal zone may be present. Spore print rusty-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ovoid or slightly almond-shaped, ranging in size from 6.5 to 9 µm in length and 4.5 to 5.1 µm in width. They have a moderately to strongly verrucose surface, meaning they possess a roughened texture.

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

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