Observation 183937: Cortinarius argentatus (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2014-10-17

Collection location: Chickasaw State Park, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Cap up to 7 cm., purple fading to blue then pale brown with lilac at the margin and yellow over the disc, appressed fibers on cap. Gills purple brown in button. Flesh is whitish in the cap, tinged brown below the cuticle, and pale lilac in the stem. Bulbous stem base. Odor of potato chips. Rusty brown spore deposit.

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Recognized by sight: with hardwoods, odor pleasant and mild
Used references: see Emma’s comments below

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Could be:
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2014-10-31 19:17:10 CET (+0100)

C. argentatus if it’s growing with hardwoods
C. alboviolaceus it it’s growing with conifers
C. camphoratus if it smells terribly of raw potatoes (nasty smell).

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