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Cortinarius orellanus   (Fool's Webcap)
Cap 3-7 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 0.5-1.3 cm diameter
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Cortinarius orellanus, also known as Fool's Webcap, is a medium-sized agaric with a tawny brown, blunt umbonate cap. The mushroom grows solitary or in scattered trooping groups, with broad-leaf trees.

Cap bell-shaped, with a sharply inrolled margin at first, expanding to convex or flat, with a broad, low, rounded hump. Surface minutely fibrillose, tending to develop fine, depressed scales. Brownish orange to reddish-orange. Margin thin, often flaring in age. Gills widely-spaced, covered by a weakish cortina in young specimens, pale yellowish at first, becoming red as the spores mature. Stem cylindrical, becoming hollow. Surface fibrillose; moderate yellow to moderate orange with zones of reddish. Spore print rusty reddish-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores have an ellipsoidal to sub-globose shape, measuring 9-12.5 x 6.5-8.5μm, and have a rough surface.

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