Notes: no field photography.
Pileus: 3.5-8cm in diam.; umbonate, plano-convex to uplifted in age, somewhat undulating across pileus surface; chocolate brown to purple brown at maturity, darker at disk + lighter at margin; surface covered with fine hairs conferring a velutinous texture, which slough/erode away in age to reveal a silky, striate, silvery greyish-purple background; margin uneven, wavy, more so in age; incurved to decurved; context fragile, concolorous with pileus background, up to 4mm thick at disc to >1mm thick at margin; odor and taste mild.
Lamellae: Adnexed to adnate, frequently with small decurrent tooth; closely spaced; up to 7mm in breadth; edges eroded, finely when young, broadly in age, some appearing frosted/micaceous (cheilocystidia?); lamellulae in four series; light pinkish- to light purplish-brown; spores pink.
Stipe: Centrally attached, 30-75mm long x 4-8mm wide; more or less equal, tapering to a slightly larger base; lower 2/3rds covered with a layer of fine, dark purple to purple-brown, cottony fibril, easily disappearing with handling; upper 1/3rd with concolorous scabers; finely striate along entire length; base with cottony white mycelium, stipe surface and context overall concolorous with pileus surface and context, respsectively; hollow, fibrous, not breaking cleanly.
Substrate: mixed duff in soil
Habitat: mixed deciduous + coniferous temperate rainforest, ~4200 ft.
Collectors: D. Newman & L. Gallagher
Collected for the 2014 Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau course, taught by Andy Methven at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.
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