Brilliant webcap (Cortinarius evernius)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Cortinariaceae (Spiderwebs)
- Genus: Cortinarius (Webcap)
- Species: Cortinarius evernius (Brilliant webcap)
Description: A cap of a brilliant spider web with a diameter of 3-4 (8) cm, at first pointed or hemispherical, dark brown with a lilac tint, then bell-shaped or convex, often with a sharp tubercle, with whitish silky remnants of the veil along the lowered edge, hygrophilous, reddish-brown , dark brown, with a purple or violet tinge, in wet weather purple-brown or rusty brown, smooth and shiny, in dry weather pale brownish, gray-gray with whitish fibers.
The plates are of medium frequency, wide, adherent with a tooth, with a light finely toothed edge, grayish-brownish, later chestnut, sometimes with a purple or violet tint. The cobweb blanket is white.
Spore powder, rusty brown.
The leg of the spider web is usually 5-6 (10) cm long and about 0.5 (1) cm in diameter, cylindrical, sometimes narrowed towards the base, fibrous-silky, hollow, at first whitish, whitish with a brownish-purple tint, later with noticeable white concentric belts that disappear in wet weather.
The flesh is thin, brownish, dense in the stem with a violet tinge, with a slight unpleasant odor.
Distribution: The brilliant webcap grows from mid-August to the end of September in coniferous and mixed forests (with spruce, birch), in damp places, near swamps, in moss, on litter, occurs in small groups, not often.
Grade: The glittering webcap is considered an inedible mushroom.
Description of the fungus by Yu.G. Semenov