Spiderweb bright red (Cortinarius erythrinus)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Cortinariaceae (Spiderwebs)
- Genus: Cortinarius (Webcap)
- Species: Cortinarius erythrinus (Webcap bright red)
Description: A hat with a diameter of 2-3 (4) cm, at first conical or bell-shaped with a whitish cobweb blanket, dark brown top with a purple tint, then prostrate, tuberous, sometimes with a sharp tubercle, fibrous velvety, hygrophane, brownish brown, brownish -purple, gray-purple, with a dark, blackish tubercle and a whitish edge, in damp weather dark brown with a black tubercle, when dry it is grayish-brownish, rusty-brownish with a dark center and edge of the cap.
The plates are sparse, wide, thin, adherent notched or serrated, first pale brown, then gray-purple with a red tint, chestnut brown, rusty brown.
Spore powder brown, cocoa color.
Leg 4-5 (6) cm long and about 0.5 cm in diameter, cylindrical, uneven, hollow inside, longitudinally fibrous, with whitish silky fibers, without belts, whitish-brownish, pinkish-brownish, pale purple-brownish, at a young age with a purple tint at the top.
The pulp is dense, thin, brownish, with a pleasant odor (according to the literature, with the smell of lilac).
Distribution: A bright red webcap grows from the end of May to the end of June (according to some sources until October) in deciduous (linden, birch, oak) and mixed forests (birch, spruce), in humid places, on the soil, in the grass, in small groups, rarely.
Similarity: Spider web is a bright red convergence Spider web is brilliant, from which it differs by the time of fruiting, the absence of belts on the leg and red-purple shades of color.
Evaluation: The edibility of the spiderweb mushroom is not known.
Note: Some mycologists considered it to be one species with the Chestnut Webcap, growing in autumn, in August-September in the same forests.