Lloydia 7(3): 195. 1944.
Common Name: none
Scattered to gregarious in mixed forests; fall through mid-winter, northern California.
Cortinarius superbus is a robust mushroom with a viscid reddish brown & yellowish cap. Distinguishing features are veil remnants on the stipe and a strong fragrant odor that can become unpleasant.
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Smith, A.H. (1944). New and interesting Cortinarii from North America. Lloydia 7(3): 163-235.