Cortinarius orellanus    Fr. 

common name(s) : Fool's Webcap, Annatto-coloured Cortinarius 

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

synonyms: Leprocybe orellanus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Dermocybe orellana, Dermocybe orellanus, Cortinarius rutilans)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

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

The cap is bright red-brown, conical then convex to expanded, bluntly umbonate, or without any umbo; its margin is smooth to slightly wavy. The cap surface is velvety, silky, fibrillose, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is yellow at the top, tawny-brown below, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is pale yellow, unchanging; its taste is mild to acidic; the odour is faint, of raw potato; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are bright tawny-rust, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (less frequently coniferous) woods, on a rather acid soil, with birch, oak, chestnut.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 10 mm (between 4 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : bright tawny brown to red-brown colour; silky-fibrillose cap; distant and thick gills, bright orange-yellow then reddish-rust; odour of radish; with broad-leaved trees

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

page updated on 14/01/18