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Cortinarius brunneus var. brunneus (Pers.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 298 (1838) [1836-1838] var. brunneus

Agaricus brunneus Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 274 (1801)

Habitat: On soil, in coniferous woodland. British material associated with Picea and Pinus spp.

Notes: Rarely reported or collected but apparently widespread. Known with certainty from England (Isle of Wight, South Devon, South Hampshire, West Kent and West Sussex), Scotland (Easterness and Perthshire) and Northern Ireland (Fermanagh). The majority of records are, however, old or very old [many from the nineteeth century], from anonymous sources and mostly unsubstantiated with voucher material.

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

Vouchers: England: K(M) 20085; Scotland: K(M) 109970; NI: K(M) 82925

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 303
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 331
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Agarics, 3rd part: Cortinariaceae 5: 338 pp. (2000), p. 242, pl. 302
D+I:, in Brandrud et al., Cortinarius Flora Photographica Volume 2 [English version] 2 (1992), pl. B07

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