Cortinarius croceus, also know as Saffron Webcap, is a small agaric with a tawny-brown cap, yellowish tawny gills and slender, yellowish stem with a faint ring zone. It has a mild to radishlike odour and taste. The mushroom grows solitary or in scattered trooping groups on soil in coniferous woods.
at first ochraceous-brown, becoming rust coloured; finely felty convex, often slightly umbonate, finely fibrillose. Flesh chrome-yellow and fairly thin. Gills
at first yellow, then tawny and rust at maturity, adnexed, fairly Crowded. Spores rust. Stem
longitudinally fibrillose, cylindrical, solid, surface covered with yellow or yellow-brown veil remnants. Ring absent but with faint superior cortinal zone. Flesh chrome-yellow, fibrous, narrowly hollow, stuffed or full.
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