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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 a pale brown to an ochre cap, bright blood-red gills and yellowish stem. It grows typically with conifers and birch.

Cap olive- to dark reddish brown, convex to umbonate. Gills blood red, later more reddish rust and adnate, sinuate and fairly crowded. Spores are rusty brown. Stem usually 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 mushroom has no ring.

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

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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