Cortinarius malicorius (Apple Webcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 1.5-5 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.6-1.2 cm diameter
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Cortinarius malicorius, also known as Apple Webcap, has a distinctive feature that distinguishes it from many similar species: the young gills of this Cortinarius are orange. It is typically found in coniferous woods.

Cap initially hemispherical and then becomes broadly convex with a brownish cinnamon colour and a more yellow margin, fairly dry and has a silky to finely scaly texture. Gills attached to the stem but may pull away from it as they age. They are close together and start out orange, eventually turning cinnamon to rusty in colour. Stem slightly swollen at the base and soon becomes hollow. It has a bright yellow colour, often with a reddish area near the base, and a yellow corona.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoid and measure 6-7.5 x 4-4.5 ยต. They have a moderately roughened surface.

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