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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Cortinariaceae: Cortinarius rubellus Cooke

Cortinarius rubellus – deadly webcap

Synonyms: Cortinarius orellanoides, Cortinarius speciosissimus, Cortinarius speciosus, Dermocybe orellanoides, Telamonia rubella.

Common name: deadly webcap.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cortinarius rubellus, commonly known as the deadly webcap, is a species of fungus in the family Cortinariaceae, native to Europe and North America. Within the genus it belongs to a group known as the Orellani, all of which are highly toxic — eating them results in kidney failure, which is often irreversible. The mushroom is generally tan to brown all over.

Catalan: Cortinari rutilant, Dutch: Fraaie gifgordijnzwam, Estonian: Kühmvöödik, Finnish: Suippumyrkkyseitikki, German: Spitzgebuckelter Raukopf, Latvian: Sarkanbrūnā tīmeklene, Norwegian: Spiss giftslørsopp, Polish: Zasłonak rudawy, Romanian: Pălărie ucigașă, Russian: Паутинник красивейший, Swedish: Toppig giftspindling.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Brown webcap mushroom <B>Cortinarius rubellus</B>(?) in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-03.htm">November 3, 2018</A>
LinkBrown webcap mushroom Cortinarius rubellus(?) in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, November 3, 2018
Location on mapsSam Houston National Forest, 394 FM 1375, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Webcap mushrooms <B>Cortinarius rubellus</B>(?) under oaks in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-03.htm">November 3, 2018</A>
LinkWebcap mushrooms Cortinarius rubellus(?) under oaks in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, November 3, 2018
Location on mapsSam Houston National Forest, 394 FM 1375, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Gills of a webcap mushroom <B>Cortinarius rubellus</B>(?) collected by people at mushroom walk of Gulf States Mycological Society. Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary, Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-03.htm">November 3, 2018</A>
LinkGills of a webcap mushroom Cortinarius rubellus(?) collected by people at mushroom walk of Gulf States Mycological Society. Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary, Cleveland, Texas, November 3, 2018
Location on mapsSam Houston National Forest, 394 FM 1375, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Brown webcap mushroom <B>Cortinarius rubellus</B>(?) collected by people at mushroom walk of Gulf States Mycological Society. Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary, Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-03.htm">November 3, 2018</A>
LinkBrown webcap mushroom Cortinarius rubellus(?) collected by people at mushroom walk of Gulf States Mycological Society. Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary, Cleveland, Texas, November 3, 2018
Location on mapsSam Houston National Forest, 394 FM 1375, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA

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