Cortinarius armillatus    (Fr.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Red Banded Webcap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Cortinariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Cortinariaceae/Cortinarieae [sub-genus:Telamonia]  

synonyms: Telamonia armillatus, Telamonia armillata, Sericeocybe armillatus 

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Cortinarius armillatus
photo gallery of  Cortinarius armillatus potential confusions with  Cortinarius armillatus toxicity of Cortinarius armillatus genus Cortinarius  

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.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 11 cm (between 3.5 and 17 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

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 .
here should be the distribution map of Cortinarius armillatus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cortinarius armillatus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18