Cortinarius splendens    Hry 

common name(s) : Splendid Webcap 

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

synonyms: Phlegmacium splendens, Cortinarius splendens-splendens 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Cortinarius intermedius)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

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

The cap is sulphur yellow, with tawny-brown centre, convex, then expanded; its margin is often wavy. The cap surface is smooth, viscid in wet weather.

The stem is yellow, bulbous and marginate, without ring, with a yellow cortina.

The flesh is uniformly golden yellow, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are sulphur yellow then rusty, adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, most of the time with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2.5 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 5 and 30 mm)

Chemical tests : no reaction or brownish reaction of flesh to potash, olive green on cap surface.

Distinctive features : entirely golden yellow; flesh with a uniform bright yellow, stem with marginate bulbous base; yellow mycelium; with beech

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

page updated on 14/01/18