Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Cortinariaceae

Cortinarius mucosus (Bull.) J. Kickx f.

Orange Webcap

Widespread but uncommon species of coniferous woodland, almost exclusively with two-needled pines. The specific epithet refers to the viscid cap and stipe and is sometimes called the Slimy Cortinarius

Brandrud, et al. (1992) Cortinarius Flora Photographica, Volume 2
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (2000) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 5, Agarics, 3rd Part
Læssøe & Petersen (2019) Fungi of Temperate Europe, Volume 1