Cortinarius cinnamomeus (L.) Fr. (1838)                                                *Collections: PNW

Interpreting the difference between Cortinarius croceus and Cortinarius cinnamomeus may be challenging at times as intermediate forms seem to exist.  The main guideline is the gill color -- in cinnamomeus the gills have a strong orange color, while in croceus they tend to be more yellow to mustard.

Spores: 6-8 x 4-5 (typically)

Marginal cells