Cortinarius persplendidus – Splendid Red Skinhead

(Synonym Dermocybe splendida)

On the ground in eucalypt forests. A robust species with a red-brown cap, distinguished by vivid, paprika-red gills and bright yellow mycelium at the base of the stem. On this red and yellow stem, rusty-brown spores may lodge in the fibrillose remains of the cobwebby veil (cortina).

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