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FungusCortinarius austroalbidus

Australian White Webcap at Morton National Park

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Cortinarius austroalbidus at Morton National Park - 12 May 2019
Cortinarius austroalbidus at Morton National Park - 12 May 2019

Identification history

Fungus Cortinarius austroalbidus 28 Jul 2019 Pam
Fungus Cortinarius sp. 12 May 2019 Pam
Unidentified 12 May 2019 Stewart

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2 comments

Pam wrote:
   13 May 2019
This is a delightful little specimen. Showing the more delicate characters of a Cortinarius species. A slight hint of pale violet towards the top of the stem (stipe) which shows up in some of the subgenera, and the rust brown coloured spores caught on the remnants of its webby cortina at the top of the stipe and yellowish brown gills (lamellae). Then if you look at the surface of that pale cap (pileus) you will notice the rusty stains mainly in the centre as well as around thed edges. This is the result of released spores blowing up and settling on the cap, which would have been white when younger. I suspect by the look of it that the pileus may have been glutinous when fresh. When looking at spores under the microscope these ones are good to look at because they are mature. You didn't happen to notice if it had a curry odour? Why I ask is because if you did it would confirm this as Cortinarius australiensis, even if a tad small, which is usually found in Eucalypt and mixed forests. Great find.
Pam wrote:
   28 Jul 2019
Ooops, I meant C. austroalbidus!! After checking through a number of sources I'm confident that this is the species you found.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
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