Cortinarius veronicæ Soop

This fairly common species finds itself on the border between the subgenera Dermocybe and Telamonia. A beautiful organism with tender cinnabar colours and orange gills, dedicated to Veronica. It resembles the European C. cinnabarinus Fr., but contains totally different anthraquinonic pigments.
Kowai Bush, Canterbury, South Island, 1997-04-22.

© Karl Soop, 1998