Cortinarius cinnamomeus    (L.:Fr.) Gray 

common name(s) : Cinnamon Webcap, Cinnamon Cortinarius 

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

synonyms: Dermocybe cinnamomeus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Dermocybe cinnamomea, Cortinarius cinnamomeus-paludosus)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Cortinarius cinnamomeus toxicity of Cortinarius cinnamomeus genus Cortinarius  

The cap is coppery yellow to olive green, then red-brown, convex then expanded, with a central umbo; its margin is smooth and sometimes slightly wavy. The cap surface is woolly, with radiating fibrils, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is straw yellow to olive yellow, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is olive-yellow, unchanging; its taste is faint, bitter; the odour is weak, of radish; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are bright to olive yellow, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous or mixed woods, on a rather acid or neutral soil, with spruce, pine, birch, oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 2.5 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 3 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : olive-yellow then reddish brown cap; cortina and stem yellow; bright orange to cinnamon-orange gills, and remaining so a long time; bitter taste; thin species; with conifers

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

page updated on 14/01/18