Cortinarius speciosissimus

Cap is conical, then spread and strongly bulging, rusted or orange-brown, rolled edge, stipe yellow rust, to grow in late summer in coniferous forests.

The members of the Cortinarius genus of mushrooms, once thought to be harmless, are deadly poison—almost as poisonous as the Amanita genus of mushrooms. A little more than a cup of the cooked mushrooms can be fatal. Found in central Europe, the mushrooms have caps ranging from blue violet (which can be eaten) to those of brown or red (deadly); they get their name from the veil that sometimes covers the gills of young mushrooms.




The mushroom contains the poison orellanin, which damages the liver and kidneys. Symptoms do not appear until three days to two weeks after ingestion; by then, the victim develops excessive thirst and may drink several liters of fluid a day. By this time, the liver and kidneys usually have been irreversibly damaged. Other symptoms may include nausea, headache, muscular pains, and chills. Gastric lavage, if performed immediately after ingestion. In general, the only treatment once symptoms appear are kidney and liver transplants.

Ref: The Encyclopedia of Poisons and Antidotes (Turkington-Mitchell)

Sezóna Leto
Habitat Ihličnany
Klobúk Kuželovitý
Klobúk Strongly bulging
Farebné klobúky Oranžový
Farebné klobúky Hnědý
Farebné klobúky Rez
Veľkosť klobouka 1" - 4" (2,5cm - 10cm)
Okraj klobouku Inroled
Okraj klobouku Wavy
Farba mäsa klobúkov Okr
Farba mäsa klobúkov Hnědý
Lupeny Brucho
Barva lupeny Okr
Barva lupeny Rez
Barva lupeny Hnědý
Forma lupeny Spaced
Třeně Fibrillar
Třeně barvy Žltý
Třeně barvy Okr
Velikost třeně 2" - 4" (5cm - 10cm)
Třeně časť Fibrillar
Aróma Reďkev
Ukončení třeně Spindle