Beautiful webcap (Cortinarius rubellus) photo and description

Beautiful webcap (Cortinarius rubellus)

  • 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)


Reddish cobweb

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.