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Cortinarius aureopigmentatus Ammirati, Halling & Garnica

Photograph by R. E. Halling, © 2004
voucher = JFAmmirati 12943b

We have encountered this agaric many times in the Talamancas. It is distinguished by the pale ochre colors, subdistant broad gills, white stipe, and finely squamulose pileus. Under 360 nm UV light, it has a bright yellow pigment, hence the name.

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