Cortinarius glaucopus    (Schaeff.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Greenfoot Webcap 

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

synonyms: Phlegmacium glaucopum, Cortinarius glaucopus-glaucopus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Cortinarius pansa, Phlegmacium pansa)  

edibility : discard

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

The cap is brownish ochre. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is bulbous, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is blue-white, unchanging; the odour is weak, mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in mixed or coniferous woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from August to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 4 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 5 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 25 mm (between 10 and 40 mm)

Chemical tests : negative reaction to potash.

Distinctive features : reddish-brown cap, with green shades; violet-blue gills when young; pale blue (especially at the apex) to yellow stem

Cortinarius glaucopus is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cortinarius glaucopus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cortinarius glaucopus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18