Bracelet webcap

Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus) Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus) Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus)

Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Cortinariaceae (Spiderwebs)
  • Genus: Cortinarius (Webcap)
  • Species: Cortinarius armillatus (Bracelet webcap)

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Red webcap

Bracelet webcap

Bracelet-like webcap (lat.Cortinarius armillatus) is a species of mushrooms belonging to the genus Cortinarius of the Cortinariaceae family.

Hat: Diameter 4-12 cm, neat hemispherical shape in youth, gradually unfolds with age, passing through the 'pillow' stage; in the center, as a rule, a wide and blunt tubercle remains. The surface is dry, from orange to reddish-brown, covered with darker fibers. Remnants of a red-brown, spider-like bedspread are often preserved along the edges. The flesh of the cap is thick, dense, brownish, with a musty odor characteristic of cobwebs and without any particular taste.

Plates: Adherent, wide, relatively sparse, gray-cream in youth, only slightly brownish, then, as the spores mature, acquire a rusty-brown color.

Spore powder: Rusty brown.

Leg: Height 5-14 cm, thickness 1-2 cm, slightly lighter than the cap, slightly widened towards the base. A characteristic feature is the bracelet-like remnants of a spider-web bedspread (cortines) of red-brown color covering the leg.

Distribution: Bracelet-like webcap occurs from the beginning of August until the end of 'warm autumn' in forests of various types (obviously, on poor sour soils, but not the fact), forming mycorrhiza with both birch and, possibly, pine. It settles in damp places, along the edges of bogs, on hummocks, in mosses.

Related Species: Cortinarius armillatus is one of the few easily identifiable cobwebs. A large, fleshy cap covered with brown scales and a leg with characteristic bright bracelets are signs that an attentive naturalist will not make mistakes. A very poisonous webcap, the most beautiful (Cortinarius speciosissimus), they say, looks similar, only experienced specialists and a few victims have seen it. They say it is smaller, and its belts are not so bright.

Edible: On the one hand, bracelet-like cobweb seems to be edible. On the other hand, like all other cobwebs, it is edible very, very conditionally. Well, if someone likes it, so what's wrong with that?

Remarks What is annoying about this, by and large, an absolutely beautiful inhabitant of bumps, is the resemblance to pain mushrooms. Moreover, it is not even clear with which ones. Either with some kind of flywheel, or with a goat, or even, funny to say, with a boletus. In general, a bracelet-like webcap is a mushroom that has appropriated a part of someone else's charisma, which is especially strange when you consider that it has enough of its own. More precisely, it would be enough. Why pretend to be someone else when just being yourself is enough? It seems that Cortinarius armillatus, like many other large fleshy cobwebs (except those that are more or less blue), are ashamed of their origin. Sorry.

Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus) Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus) Bracelet webcap (Cortinarius armillatus)

Photo of the mushroom Spiderweb bracelet from the questions in recognition:

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