Red-banded Cortinarius Cortinarius armillatus (Fries) Fries  Synonyms: Bracelet Cortinarius.


Found solitary or in groups on the ground. Authorities differ to some degree, but birch and pine are considered primary relationships.


Cap: Tan to reddish-brown, smooth, low broad umbo; margin incurved when young, uplifted in age. Gills: Tan when young to rusty-brown in age; close to subdistant; may be finely serrated. Stalk: Pale; remains of veil form one or more (usually more) reddish rings; bulbous base. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Red-banded Cortinarius (mature fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Red-banded Cortinarius in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Image includes fruiting body removed from substrate, showing finely serrated gills, remains of veil, and stalk's bulbous base. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Red-banded Cortinarius specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Oval/almond-shaped, finely warted, brown; measured 7.8-8.3 X 6.1-6.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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