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|Noun||1.||genus Cortinarius - the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)|
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
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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