Calonarius splendens

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Calonarius splendens
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae
Genus: Calonarius
C. splendens
Binomial name
Calonarius splendens
(Rob. Henry) Niskanen & Liimat. (2022)

Cortinarius splendens Rob. Henry (1939)

Cortinarius splendens
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Gills on hymenium
Cap is convex
Hymenium is emarginate
Stipe is bare
Ecology is mycorrhizal
Edibility is deadly

Calonarius splendens is a species of fungus in the family Cortinariaceae.[1] It is commonly known as the splendid webcap.[2] The species is native to Europe where it has been implicated in poisonings resulting in kidney failure, though with milder symptoms than other deadly webcaps.[3]


The species was described in 1939 by the mycologist Robert Henry who classified it as Cortinarius splendens.[1]

In 2022 the species was transferred from Cortinarius and reclassified as Calonarius splendens based on genomic data.[4]

Habitat and distribution[edit]

It has been classed as conspecific with Cortinarius meinhardii, although the two species have different tree hosts—the former with the European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and the latter with Norway spruce (Picea abies).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Species Fungorum - Calonarius splendens (Rob. Henry) Niskanen & Liimat". Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  2. ^ "English names for fungi - April 2022". The British Mycological Society. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  3. ^ Michelot D, Tebbett I (1990). "Poisoning by members of the genus Cortinarius — a review". Mycological Research. 94 (3): 289–98. doi:10.1016/S0953-7562(09)80352-3.
  4. ^ Liimatainen, Kare; Kim, Jan T.; Pokorny, Lisa; Kirk, Paul M.; Dentinger, Bryn; Niskanen, Tuula (2022-01-01). "Taming the beast: a revised classification of Cortinariaceae based on genomic data". Fungal Diversity. 112 (1): 89–170. doi:10.1007/s13225-022-00499-9. hdl:2299/25409. ISSN 1878-9129.
  5. ^ Garnica S, Weiß M, Oertel B, Ammirati J, Oberwinkler F (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships in Cortinarius, section Calochroi, inferred from nuclear DNA sequences". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 9 (1): 1. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-1. PMC 2653478. PMID 19121213.