Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 113908
Taxon: Cortinarius caperatus (Pers.) Fr.
Family: Cortinariaceae
Collector: I. G. Safonov   MUOB 113908   
Date: 2012-10-19
Verbatim Date: 2012-10-19
Locality: United States, New Jersey, Burlington, Wharton State Forest
39.7325  -74.6815
Description: Original observation #113908 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: The gypsy mushroom is still flourishing strong in the Pine Barens (after all it's a cortinarius species). They prefer to grow under the dense cover blueberry bushes, but I also found them under pines with no blueberry bushes around. If the growing season were during summer, I would have to wear a hazmat suit to collect them. :-) Actually it's not that bad here in NJ compared to places like TX, but seed ticks and chiggers a lurking everywhere during the summer months, and I got "bombed" many times by both.
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: fc2a26c1-2c47-4569-8573-097d88b60104
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
No comments have been submitted
New Comment
Login to leave a comment.