|Cortinarius bolaris (Pers.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is yellow-whitish. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white or yellow, spotted with red, without ring, with a cortina. The flesh is white, turning sulphur yellow then red when exposed to air ; its taste is faint, of radish; the odour is not distinctive or pleasant; its texture is fibrous. The gills are yellow then rusty red, adnate, not very crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 19 ). The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in deciduous or mixed woods, on a rather acid soil, with oak, beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : whole mushroom covered with brick-red scales; cap with yellow-cream background; top of stem whitish; red mycelium; white flesh, turning yellow when exposed to air, especially in stem base
Cortinarius bolaris is infrequent and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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