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Cortinarius venetus (Fries) Fries
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. North side of Daxue Shan between Zhongdian and Xiangcheng. Mixed Abies-Larix-Picea-Juniperus forest with large Rhododendron and open talus slopes and meadows. 28°35'38"N, 99°50'49"E; 4100-4300 m.
On ground in forest of Abies and Rhododendron at 4100 m. Pileus 3-7 cm in diam., dry, densely covered with greenish brown hair-like squamules. Lamellae always green yellow. Stipe 5-7 x 1.2-1.5 cm, attenuate upwards, dirty white, often with pinkish or brownish tinge. Context sulfur yellow. Taste mild.
Z. L. Yang
2458 26 July 1998

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