Gypsy Mushroom - Cortinarius caperatus
Convex, fibrous, tannish pink cap with some yellow near the center. Pale tan gills that were wavy and attached to the stem. The stem was whitish, rough near the apex, and had a large ring.
Habitat: Growing on the ground in a mixed forest.
Cortinarius caperatus, commonly known as the gypsy mushroom, is a highly esteemed edible mushroom of the genus Cortinarius found in northern regions of Europe and North America. It was known as Rozites caperata for many years, before genetic studies revealed it lay within the large genus Cortinarius. The ochre-coloured fruiting bodies appear in autumn in coniferous and beech woods, as well as heathlands in late summer and autumn. The gills are free and clay-coloured and the smell and taste mild... more