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Cortinarius caninus (Fr.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 285 (1838) [1836-1838]

Agaricus anomalus var. caninus Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 221 (1821)
Dermocybe canina (Fr.) Ricken, Die Pilze: 126 (1877)
Cortinarius anomalus subsp. caninus (Fr.) Konrad & Maubl., Icon. Select. Fung. 6: 169 (1930)
Cortinarius anomalus var. caninus (Fr.) Maire, Treb. Mus. Ciènc. nat. Barcelona sér. bot. 15(no. 2): 105 (1933)

Habitat: On soil in woodland with deciduous trees or conifers (but see comments below).

Notes: Often interpreted as a robust montane species associated with conifers, but treated by Orton (1958) as a member of the C. anomalus complex from lowland sites (e.g. the New Forest) associated with deciduous trees. Sensu Orton apparently frequent and widespread throughout Britain.

Distribution: E: !, S: !, W: !, NI: !, ROI: ?

Vouchers: England: K(M) 54133; Scotland: K(M) 94933; Wales: K(M) 27607

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 298
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 327
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Agarics, 3rd part: Cortinariaceae 5: 338 pp. (2000), p. 210, pl. 254

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