Cortinarius obtusus  (Fr.) Fr. (1838)                                                                        *Collections: PNW

The complex of species around Cortinarius obtusus (Section Obtusi) contains some rather non-descript, small,  Telamonias with somewhat Galerinoid stature. One of the most commonly cited features of this complex is the odor of iodine, particularly on drying. I have not been able to detect that odor very clearly in our Western material (nor did A.H. Smith). In the Pacific Northwest there seem to be a number of integrating forms with the much more slender Cortinarius acutus

Spores: 6.3-7.8 x 4.2-4.6