Cortinarius multiformis    (Fr.) Fr. 

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

synonyms: Phlegmacium multiformis, Cortinarius multiformis-multiformis 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Phlegmacium allutum, Cortinarius lundellii, Phlegmacium serarium)  

edibility : unknown edibility

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

The cap is tawny yellowish-ochre to reddish, convex then expanded; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is smooth, viscid (when young).

The stem is whitish then ochre, becoming yellow when bruised, bulbous, more or less marginate.

The flesh is white, turning yellow, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, then honey-like; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, then tawny and finally rusty red, adnate . The spore print is rusty. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods.

The fruiting period takes place from September to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 4 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : Cap ochre to reddish-brown, without purple shades; odour of honey; white stem with a slightly ridged bulbous base; white gills in young specimens; white flesh

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

page updated on 14/01/18