Beautiful webcap (Cortinarius rubellus)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Cortinariaceae (Spiderwebs)
- Genus: Cortinarius (Webcap)
- Species: Cortinarius rubellus (beautiful webcap)
The most beautiful webcap ( lat.Cortinarius rubellus ) is a species of mushrooms belonging to the genus Cortinarius of the Cortinariaceae family. Deadly toxic, contains slow-acting toxins that cause kidney failure.
Grows in humid coniferous forests. It occurs mainly among mosses from May to September.
The cap is 3-8 cm in ∅, conical or prostrate- conical , with a sharp tubercle, the surface is finely scaly, reddish-orange, reddish-orange, brown.
The pulp is orange-buffy , tasteless, with or without a rare odor.
The plates are sparse, adherent to the stem, thick, wide, orange-buffy, rusty brown in old age. Spore powder, rusty brown. The spores are almost spherical, rough.
Leg 5-12 cm long, 0.5-1 cm ∅, cylindrical, dense, orange-brown, with ocher or lemon-yellow belts - the remains of cobwebs.
The mushroom is deadly poisonous . Its effect on the body is the same as that of an orange-red cobweb.