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Spotted Cort - Cortinarius iodes Purple, broadly convex cap with white spots near the center. The gills were attached to the stem, nearly distant, pale purple, and had cinnamon cortina remnants. Short gills were frequent. Stipe was silvery lilac, silvery lilac, it had a rusty ring zone, and white basal mycelium.<br />
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 Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest. <br />
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Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest.<br />
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 Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest. <br />
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Spotted Cort - Cortinarius iodes

Purple, broadly convex cap with white spots near the center. The gills were attached to the stem, nearly distant, pale purple, and had cinnamon cortina remnants. Short gills were frequent. Stipe was silvery lilac, silvery lilac, it had a rusty ring zone, and white basal mycelium.

Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest.

Spotted Cort - Cortinarius iodes Purple, broadly convex cap with white spots near the center. The gills were attached to the stem, nearly distant, pale purple, and had cinnamon cortina remnants. Short gills were frequent. Stipe was silvery lilac, silvery lilac, it had a rusty ring zone, and white basal mycelium.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65115/spotted_cort_-_cortinarius_iodes.html<br />
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Spotted Cort - Cortinarius iodes Purple, broadly convex cap with white spots near the center. The gills were attached to the stem, nearly distant, pale purple, and had cinnamon cortina remnants. Short gills were frequent. Stipe was silvery lilac, it had a rusty ring zone, and white basal mycelium.<br />
<br />
 Habitat: Growing on the ground at the base of an oak tree in a mixed forest. <br />
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    comments (17)

  1. In love with this! STILL on my bucket list! Posted 4 years ago
    1. It was lovely!! I'm disappointed in the photo quality, but nothing I can do about it now. I have been inundated with mosquitoes on every hike lately - especially with all the rain we've gotten. It's so hard to stand still enough to take a sharp photo when my blood is being viciously sucked out of my body by those little beasts! Posted 4 years ago
      1. I think it is rather pretty despite all of your troubles!

        That is terrible about the mosquitoes! :o I wonder why there is such a concentration up your way compared to my area? Population density? I know that Atlanta is rated the #1 worst mosquito city in the US!

        The only time I get overwhelmed with them is when I am in town or near more dense residential areas (my current home location, ughhh).
        Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
        1. We have a wetland behind us, so the floodwater species all hatch in waves when there is a lot of rain. Also, a lot of my favorite hiking spots have swamps and wetlands, sooooo....they are mosquito havens! It has been raining a lot and also so hot/humid, which is perfect for skeeters. I've seen worse though. In grad school, I had to trap mosquitoes in national parks, and in some locations the mosquito densities were so high that they looked like black clouds. I had to wear canvas clothing and a head net in the summer heat x_x Posted 4 years ago
          1. Ahhh, yes! Wetlands are a different story. Our house here in Plainville is pretty much in a flood plain (makes the town name more hilarious). Our yard is partially a bog, and the soil is primarily clay. That may contribute a lot to our mosquitoes here as well.

            My friend over in Sweden says that the mosquitoes there make it impossible to enjoy outdoor activities at some points during the summer months! The "black clouds" are commonplace! :o
            Posted 4 years ago
            1. It has been unusually bad this summer and has been making hiking completely miserable, especially in conjunction with the heat. Bug spray doesn't even help. And, many of the species bite right through my clothes. Last week, I got mauled by some nasty mosquitoes and actually have blood stains all on the legs of my pants now.

              I can totally understand why herds of animals in Canada go insane and run off cliffs to escape mosquito swarms.

              So, this will be a very blurry photo season because I simply cannot stand still while being bitten. Blargh, I hate mosquitoes.
              Posted 4 years ago
              1. Oh man! I'm sorry to hear that!

                I'm sure your shots will still be amazing!
                Posted 4 years ago
          2. It's definitely not a surprise that Atlanta is the #1 worst US city for mosquitoes. The southeast is pretty much the worst for mosquitoes with Florida as the #1 state. Posted 4 years ago
            1. I'm not surprised there at all. A lot of marshland in Florida!

              Now that I think about it, our well-draining ridges probably make for less mosquitoes! The midges are still bidges :P When I get angry at being bitten, you can really hear my Southern roots come out! I call them "sum-bidgen-midges."
              Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
              1. Bahaha - I may have to steal that phrase. I usually yell at the mosquitoes and tell them how much I despise them: "I hate you! I really do! Just leave me alone!!" Posted 4 years ago
                1. You are welcome to it! :D I use it a lot as midges seem to love me. Jason barely notices them. Not sure if I'm tastier or if Jason's thicker skin has something to do with it?

                  And I can now imagine why the librarian was freaked out by you! :D
                  Posted 4 years ago
                  1. Their preference depends on body odor, CO2 in your breath, bacteria on your skin, heat, etc. Some people just appear to have a better bouquet of factors that attract mosquitoes; Plus, some people don't realize they are being bitten as much because their immune systems don't overact to the bite - no itchy, red welts! Posted 4 years ago
                    1. Oh, when I saw the librarian, I had just yelled, "Ughhhh! I can't believe this! I'm so annoyed!!"

                      She probably thought I was talking about her being there!
                      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
  2. Distinctive..
    So similar to our C.archeri
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. It reminds me of this one of yours, which I absolutely love:

      Blue cortinarius web (Cortinarius sp.) Must have been lucky to find the last few strands of webbing still attached, <br />
I guess it's usually a quick process because I've never seen it before on hundreds of others. Australia,Cortinarius,Geotagged,Winter


      I would love to find one with webbing like that!!
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. Sure was lucky with that one. It seems they must almost pop instantly. I have only seen this stage maybe twice in hundreds of spottings. Guess I could have watched it for a bit longer. Posted 4 years ago
        1. It is a real beauty! I've never seen one like it :) Posted 4 years ago

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"Cortinarius iodes" is a species of agaric fungus in the family Cortinariaceae. The species range includes the eastern North America, Central America, northern South America, and northern Asia, where it grows on the ground in a mycorrhizal association with deciduous trees.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 16, 2018. Captured Aug 16, 2018 10:34 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm