Cortinarius sanguineus    (Wulf.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Bloodred Webcap, Blood-red Webcap, Blood-red Cortinarius 

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

synonyms: Dermocybe sanguineus, Cortinarius puniceus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Dermocybe sanguinea, Dermocybe puniceus, Dermocybe punicea)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is dark red to brown red. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is dark red to reddish brown, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is dark red, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is faint, of radish or turnip; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are dark red to red brown, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, with spruce, fir.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3.5 cm (between 1.5 and 6 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 3 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 5 mm (between 3 and 8 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : entirely red; pinkish hair at stem base

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

page updated on 14/01/18