Cortinarius rubicundulus  (Rea) A. Pearson (1946)                                      *Collections: California

This is one of the easiest Corts to id in the field -- the copious red veil and strong yellowing of the flesh when bruised set it apart. There is a similar species from deciduous woods, which has reddish scales on the cap.

Collection: David Arora foray, 11/24/2005