Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Cortinariaceae

Cortinarius obtusus  (Fr.) Fr.

Blunt Webcap

Primarily a species of coniferous woodland, especially pine, but has been reported with some broadleaved trees. It can appear in large trooping groups but not often reported. It has an obtuse umbo, hense the common name

Breitenbach & Kranzlin (2000) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 5, Agarics, 3rd Part
Knudsen & Vesterholt, editors (2012) Funga Nordica