Cortinarius clandestinus (Kauffman (1932)                             *Collections: PNW & Calfiornia

This North American Leprocybe  is fairly common in the Pacific Northwest, but less so in California where there is another unnamed species that looks like it. C. clandestinus  has a strongly raphanoid odor and the typical UV reaction (yellow) for section Leprocybe. C. clandestinus is very close genetically to the vernal fruiting C. subalpinus.

Spores: 6-6.5(7) x 4.8-6 
Mostly subglobose

UV: strongly yellow