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    • A large genus of terrestrial hymenomycetous fungi, of…
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cortinarius definition

  • noun:
    • A large genus of terrestrial hymenomycetous fungi, of the family members Agaricini, characterized by rusty-ocher spores and a universal veil comprising cobweb-like threads. As a whole look the species resemble those of Agaricus, to which they've been closely allied.
    • the largest genus in Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
    • a sizable genus of terrestrial hymenomycetous fungi, of this family members Agaricini, characterized by rusty-ocher spores and a universal veil consisting of cobweb-like threads. In general appearance the species resemble those of Agaricus, that they are closely allied.
    • the greatest genus in Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby limited veils)
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