|Cortinarius splendens Hry|
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.
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 .
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