|Cortinarius sanguineus (Wulf.:Fr.) Fr.|
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.
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 .
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