Variable webcap (Cortinarius varius)
- 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 varius (Webcap changeable)
Spider web multicolored
Webcap brick brown sticky
A hat with a diameter of 4-8 (12) cm, first hemispherical with a curved edge, then convex with a lowered, often curved edge, with brownish remnants of a veil along the edge, slimy, reddish, orange-brownish with a lighter yellowish edge and dark red-brown the middle.
The plates are frequent, adherent with a tooth, at first bright purple, then leathery, pale brown. The cobweb cover is white, clearly visible in young mushrooms.
Spore powder, yellow-brown.
Leg: 4-10 cm long and 1-3 cm in diameter, clavate, sometimes with a thick nodule, silky, whitish, then ocher with a fibrous-silky yellow-brown belt.
The pulp is dense, whitish, sometimes with a faint musty odor.
It grows from July to the end of September in coniferous and deciduous forests, found in the more southern and eastern regions.
It is considered a conditionally edible (or edible) mushroom, is highly valued in foreign Europe, it is used fresh (boiling for about 15-20 minutes, pour the broth) in second courses, can be pickled.