Blood-red Cort Cortinarius sanguineus (Wolfen) Gray  

Status:

On ground/moss scattered or in groups under hardwoods or white pines.

Description:

Deep blood red or orange-red cap covered with silky fibrils, convex becoming flattened with prominent umbo in age; flesh rosy-pink. Gill color like cap or darker; stalk color may be lighter (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Blood-red Cort (caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Blood-red Cort (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Blood-red Cort (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spored collected from a Blood-red Cort specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2011). Almond-shaped, roughened; measured 7.6-8.4 X 4.3-4.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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