Cortinarius caperatus    (Pers.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : The Gypsy, Wrinckled Rozites 

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

synonyms: Rozites caperata, Pholiota caperata, Rozites caperatus 

edibility : edible, good

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

The cap is yellow to brown yellow, convex then expanded, with a broad central umbo; its margin is with white veil remnants. The cap surface is covered with silvery-white cobweb-like fibrils, especially towards centre, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish, striate above ring, slightly swollen to bulbous, with sometimes yellowish veil remnants at the stem base, and a striate ring.

The flesh is whitish, with lilac shades, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then rusty brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous (sometimes deciduous) woods, in heath, on a rather acid soil.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 5 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Pale ochre cap, bell-shaped then flattened, thick and with a fine white dew at its centre (as if dusted with meal) and with a radially wrinkled margin; toothed gills with a brighter edge; on acid soil

Cortinarius caperatus is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cortinarius caperatus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cortinarius caperatus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18