No Common Name Cortinarius squamulosus Peck  


Found solitary or in groups on ground in coniferous or hardwood forests.


Cap: Reddish-ochre to brown with purple tints in age; surface cracks into scales in age; hemispherical, then convex with incurved margin (flat in age); flesh pale violet. Gills: Purple or purple-brown. Stalk: Ochre brown with dark brown fibers; ring-like zone, then violet woolly hairs covering enormous bulb at base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

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Cortinarius squamulosus (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Cortinarius squamulosus (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Cortinarius squamulosus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2009). Nearly round/broadly elliptical, roughened; measured 7.8-8.4 X 5.1-6.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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