|Cortinarius armillatus (Fr.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is orange-red to tawny-brown, with a central umbo. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is ochre white, bulbous, without ring, with a cortina. The flesh is creamy white to brown in the stem, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is weak, of radish; its texture is fibrous. The gills are pale ochre then rusty red, adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, on a rather acid soil, with birch. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : brownish cap; downy-fibrillose, disrupting to small concentric reddish-brown scales when old; brownish-white stem, with one or two reddish-orange belts; reddish-white cortina; upturned margin with age (contains orellanin, evidenced in 2016)
Cortinarius armillatus is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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