On Mt. Fuji, 3 September, 2006
Solitary to gregarious in coniferous forests near Tsuga, usually subalpine
zone in Japan. Summer-fall. Japanese name = Tsugatake.
40-80 mm across, hemispherical when young
, later convex to plane, margin in-curved for a long time
. Surface at first covered with brown fibrous veil in a radial pattern thinly
, soon disappeared (or remained near the margin
), occasionally with whitish fragment sparsely, then cracked
, later almost smooth, usually darker-spotted from the velar remnants in the gelatinous layer
, dull when dry, lubricous and somewhat shiny when moist, ocher-yellow
to orange-yellow, paler toward the margin, jointed to the stipe by a white
cortina when young.
white, odor faint, pleasant, taste mild. KOH on the flesh orange ocher-brown
whitish when young, later ocher-brown, narrow, edges slightly crenate.
60-90 x 10-20 mm, cylindrical to clavate, flexible, solid, base up to 30 mm thick, surface often conspicuously banded or coarsely squamose on a white background from the ocher-yellow vail.
Fungi of Switzerland Vol.5 Cortinariaceae (2000)
Icones of Japanese fungi Vol.5 (S. Kawamura, 1975) *
* In this literature, Kawamura confused C. saginus with C. claricolor.
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