Cortinarius multiformis: The Ultimate Mushroom Guide
About The Cortinarius multiformis Mushroom
Cortinarius talimultiformis is a species of fungus in the large mushroom genus Cortinarius (subgenus Phlegmacium). Found in North and Central Europe, as well as the East Black Sea Region's mountains (Turkey), it was described as new to science in 2014.
It grows on the ground in hemiboreal to boreal, mesic coniferous forests containing spruce and fir.
The specific epithet talimultiformis refers to the similar features it shares with species C. multiformis and C. talus.
Cortinarius multiformis Identification
Mycorrhizal with conifers - especially spruces (but in Europe also reported under beech); growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; fall; widely distributed in montane and northern North America.
4-10 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex or nearly flat; sticky when fresh; bald; when young with a hoary coating of whitish veil material that soon disappears; yellowish to brownish yellow or orangish brown.
Attached to the stem; close; whitish at first, becoming dull grayish brown to rusty brown.
4-8 cm long; up to about 1.5 cm thick above; more or less equal above a swollen basal bulb that may or may not be somewhat rimmed and often disappears with maturity; whitish when young, but discoloring brownish; dry; bald or slightly hairy in places; often with a few rusty fibrils or a slight ring zone, but generally with a fairly sparse cortina.
Odor and Taste
The odor often sweet, reminiscent of honey (especially in the base of the stem); taste not distinctive.
KOH brownish to rusty reddish on cap surface.
Spores 8-10 x 5-6 µ; ellipsoid; weakly verrucose. Pleuro- and cheilocystidia absent; cylindric to clavate marginal cells present. Pileipellis an ixocutis of clamped, ochraceous elements.
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