Orange webcap (Cortinarius armeniacus)
- 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 armeniacus (Orange webcap)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Cobweb apricot yellow
Cobweb apricot yellow
Orange webcap (lat.Cortinarius armeniacus) is a species of mushrooms belonging to the genus Cortinarius of the Cortinariaceae family.
Description: A hat with a diameter of 3-8 cm, first convex, then convex-outstretched with a lowered wavy edge, prostrate with a wide low tubercle, with an uneven surface, hygrophane, slightly sticky, bright brown-yellow in damp weather, orange-brown with a light edge from silky-white fibers the bedspread, to dry – ocher-yellow, orange-ocher.
Plates: frequent, wide, adherent with a tooth, first yellow-brown, then brownish, rusty-brown.
The spore powder is brown.
The leg is 6-10 cm long and 1-1.5 cm in diameter, cylindrical, widened towards the base, with a weakly expressed nodule, dense, silky, white, with faintly visible silky-white belts.
The pulp is thick, dense, whitish or yellowish, without any special smell.
Distribution: Orange webcap lives from mid-August to late September in coniferous forests (pine and spruce), rarely
Evaluation: Orange spider web is considered a conditionally edible mushroom, used fresh (boiling for about 15-20 minutes).