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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Cortinariaceae: Cortinarius camphoratus (Fr.) Fr., 1838

Cortinarius camphoratus – Goatcheese webcap

Synonyms: Agaricus amethystinus, Agaricus camphoratus, Agaricus subviolascens, Cortinarius amethystinus, Cortinarius hircinus, Inoloma camphoratum.

Common name: goatcheese webcap.

Russian name: Pautinnik kamfornyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cortinarius camphoratus, commonly known as the goatcheese webcap, is an agaric fungus in the family Cortinariaceae. The fungus is found in Europe and North America, where its fruit bodies (mushrooms) grow on the ground in a mycorrhizal association with spruce and firs in coniferous forests. Mushrooms are characterized by pale blue lilac colors when young, and a strong distinctive odor. Sources disagree as to the edibility of the mushroom, but they are generally not recommended for eating.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Some violet webcap mushrooms, may be <B>Cortinarius camphoratus</B> in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-31.htm">August 31, 2016</A>
LinkSome violet webcap mushrooms, may be Cortinarius camphoratus in Lembolovo, 35 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 31, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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