Cortinarius turgidoides Rob. Henry 1981 Collection: Bulgaria
|This is a widely distributed Cortinarius
species in Europe with a rather obscure name. It appears to be little
known taxonomically and likely it is frequently misidentified.
This species resembles Cortinarius turgidus, but unlike its
habitat of broadleaved hosts, C. turgidoides is associated with
montane conifers, mainly spruce. It also has a very different
Acknowledgements to Tuula Niskanen and Kare Liimatainen for sharing their molecular data that helped the identification of this collection.