Cobweb cape

Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus) Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus) Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus)

Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus)

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 glaucopus (Centipede webcap)

Cobweb cape

Description

A hat with a diameter of 3-10 cm, at first hemispherical, dirty yellow, then convex, prostrate, often slightly depressed, with a wavy edge, slimy, red, yellow-brownish, orange-brown with a yellowish-olive edge or dirty greenish, olive with brown fibers.

The plates are frequent, adherent, at first gray-violet, lilac, or pale ocher, then brownish.

Spore powder, rusty-brown.

Leg 3-9 cm long and 1-3 cm in diameter, cylindrical, widened towards the base, often with a nodule, dense, silky fibrous, with a gray-lilac tint at the top, yellowish-greenish or whitish below, ocher, with brownish silky fibrous girdle.

The pulp is dense, yellowish, with a bluish tinge in the stem, with a faint unpleasant odor.

Spread

It grows from August to the end of September in coniferous, mixed and deciduous forests, found in more eastern regions.

Edibility

Conditionally edible mushroom of low quality, used fresh (boiling for about 15-20 minutes, pour the broth) and pickled.

Note

Experts distinguish three varieties, variants of the mushroom: var. glaucopus with a red cap, with olive edges and lilac blades, var. olivaceus with an olive cap, with reddish-brown fibrous scales and lavender plates, var. acyaneus with a rufous cap and whitish plates.

Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus) Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus) Centipede webcap (Cortinarius glaucopus)

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