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Cortinarius elegantior (Fr.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 267 (1838) [1836-1838]

Cortinarius turbinatus sensu Cooke [Ill. Brit. Fung. 714 (714) Vol. 5 (1887)]
Cortinarius fulmineus sensu Rea (1922)
Agaricus multiformis β elegantior Fr., Observ. mycol. (Leipzig) 2: 64 (1818)

Habitat: On soil. A conifer associate in continental Europe but British material reported with Fagus.

Notes: Known from Surrey. Reported from Norfolk and Warwickshire, but unsubstantiated with voucher material.

Distribution: E: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 109607

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 297
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Agarics, 3rd part: Cortinariaceae 5: 338 pp. (2000), p. 178, pl. 207
D+I:, in Brandrud et al., Cortinarius Flora Photographica Volume 4 [English version] 1998 (1998), pl. D01

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (Red Data List, Ing 1992); removed from list (Red Data List, Evans et al. 2006)

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