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Cortinarius laniger   (Woolly Webcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 3-8 cm diameter, stem 6-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
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Cortinarius laniger, also known as the Woolly Webcap, is a medium-sized agaric with a bell-shaped reddish-brown cap, rust-brown gills, and a pale brown belted stem tinged lilac at the apex. It grows solitarily or in scattered trooping groups on wet mossy soil in or near upland coniferous woods.

Cap broadly bell-shaped, dry, hygrophanous cap with reddish brown to cinnamon-brown shades and margin with white velar remnants. The flesh is whitish and moderate. Gills bright cinnamon-brown as young, becoming rust-brown at maturity, adnate, broad. Stem cylindrical to club-shaped, covered with silky fibrils and often with bands, patches, or a ring-like annular zone. Odour of radish. Spore print rust colored.

Microscopic Features: The spores are typically ellipsoid or almond-shaped and have a length of approximately 8-10 ┬Ám.

Cortinarius laniger on the Mykoweb Web site.

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