Identification: Mushroom on Devon Island (High Arctic)

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    sepo Active Member

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    Grows on peaty thin soil on tundra together with Salix arctica, Cerastium arctica, Carex fuliginosa subsp. misandra and Bistorta vivipara.
     

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    It looks like something in the Cortinarius genus, which has many difficult-to-identify species. The third photo seems to show remnants of a cortina around the cap edges.
     
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    Thank you! It was quite comon on the site. I collected some and will pass it to a museum collection.
     
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    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agreed Vitog, it looks very Cort. I'm so very glad to hear you will be vouchering a specimen sepo!
    Your habitat notes on proximate shrubs/plants will be valuable. Also, if it was possible to collect the stem base for any of these, those will make the best ones to send in.
     
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    I am not sure if I collected the base as well. Now I will know that it is important.
     

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