Cortinarius mucosus (Orange Webcap)
Europe, North America
Cap 6-10 cm diameter, stem 6-10 cm tall * 1-2.5 cm thick
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.
Cortinarius mucosus, also known as Orange Webcap, is a medium to large agaric with a cap that is yellowish-brown and very slimy. It has cinnamon or rust-coloured gills, a stout white stem with a ring zone, and a slightly swollen base. It typically grows with pine or birch and prefers acidic, sandy soils.

Cap coloured dark reddish to orange-brown, convex or wavy margined, smooth, very sticky. Gills grey to cinnamon brown, becoming rusty brown, adnate, close or nearly crowded. Stem white with rust sub-apical cortinal zone. It is smooth or faintly scaly below the cap, more or less equal or slightly swollen at the base, and very sticky. It has no ring. Spore print rusty reddish-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, measuring 12-14 x 5.5-6.5┬Ám, and have a roughened surface.

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

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very difficult to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. Because of that, we strongly advise against consuming wild mushrooms, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions. Therefore, the information presented here is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as any basis for consuming any plants or mushrooms.

Links to external websites that provide information about mushrooms are included for reference purposes only. We do not endorse, or assume responsibility for the information, content, or recommendations provided on these external sites.