Cortinarius caperatus (Rozites caperata), ‘Gypsy Mushroom’ (3 Photos and Description) (3 Photos)

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CORTINARIUS caperatus, The 'Gypsy Mushroom' has an ochre-pale tan cap with whitish fibrils and stem. Whitish stipe and ring. Found with conifers and beech. Fruits from August to October. Edible and choice with a pleasant odor and taste, though often filled with insect larvae. As heavy metals accumulate in the fruiting bodies, you want to be careful about the locations from which they are picked.  The species name "caperatus" is a reference to its somewhat wrinkly cap.

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Cortinarius caperatus (Rozites caperata)

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Cortinarius caperatus (Rozites caperata)