Cortinarius semisanguineus (Poison Dye Cort)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 2-10 cm tall * 0.4-1 cm thick
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Cortinarius semisanguineus, also known as Poison Dye Cort, is a medium-sized mushroom with an olive brown to ochre cap, bright blood-red gills and a yellowish stem. It grows typically with conifers and birch.

Cap starts off more or less convex and later becomes broadly convex, flat, or broadly bell-shaped, sometimes featuring a sharp central bump. It has a dry and silky texture, ranging in colour from olive brown to dark reddish brown or ochre, often darker over the centre. Gills attached to the stem but may detach with age. They are fairly crowded, initially blood red and turn cinnamon to rusty over time. In young specimens, they are covered by a yellowish cortina. Stem usually the same colour as the cap or paler, smooth, or finely fibrillose like the cap with threadlike remnants of the veil. Stem flesh darker red-brown than cap flesh. The stem has no ring. Spore print rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, with a rough surface, measuring 6-8 x 4-5┬Ám. They are inamyloid.

Cortinarius semisanguineus on the First Nature Web site.
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