Cortinarius

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Noun1.Cortinarius - the largest genus in the AgaricalesCortinarius - the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Cortinariaceae, family Cortinariaceae - a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
Cortinarius atkinsonianus - an edible fungus with a slimy viscid cap that is initially yellow but turns olive and then tawny; flesh is lavender
Cortinarius corrugatus - a fungus with a viscid wrinkled tawny cap; the stalk has a basal bulb that diminishes as the stalk elongates; the gills are dark violet at first but soon turn brown
Cortinarius gentilis - a poisonous fungus with a bright yellow brown cap and a long cinnamon colored stalk
Cortinarius mutabilis, purple-staining Cortinarius - a fungus with a reddish purple cap having a smooth slimy surface; close violet gills; all parts stain dark purple when bruised
Cortinarius semisanguineus - a fungus with a dry brown cap and rusty red gills and a yellowish stalk
Cortinarius subfoetidus - a fungus with a sticky lavender cap and stalk that whitish above and covered with a silky lavender sheath
Cortinarius violaceus - a fungus that is violet overall with a squamulose cap
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He, his wife Charlotte and Charlotte's brother and sister-in-law, Sir Alastair and Lady Louisa Gordon-Cumming, suffered a near-fatal reaction after eating the deadly webcap mushroom - mistaken as harmless ceps - and Mr Evans has needed five hours of daily dialysis to counter kidney failure ever since.
Evans suffered kidney failure in 2008 after he mistakingly ate deadly webcap mushrooms he picked on his brother-inlaw's Altyre Estate, near Forres, Moray.
Roedd awdur 'The Horse Whisperer', Nicholas Evans yn meddwl ei fod o a'i wraig wedi bwyta hanner kilo o chanterelles ( madarch melyn, rhyfedd yr olwg) ond Cortinarius speciosissimus, neu'r deadly webcap oedden nhw.
Cortinarius rubellus is also known as a Deadly Webcap as it has a veil that looks like a cobweb.
In 2008, Nicholas Evans, aged 60, author of The Horse Whisperer, picked a pound of nut-brown fungi that he thought was porcini (ceps) but it was actually deadly webcap.