Observation 22092: Cortinarius alboviolaceus (Pers.) Fr.

I’m going to try and tackle this. After all its just a cortinarius how hard can this be. (That’s a joke) I’m going with this name because its the closest description i can come up with in three field guides. I Found a whole troop of these guys growing in a mix forest of Hickory and Oak. They are a silvery lilac with a bolus stem. The stem is tough somewhat fiberouse i would call it. the young gills under neath are lilac but soon turning into rusty brown the cap bell shaped becomming umbonate as it matures.The young ones are a deeper lilac but soon turn more of a silvery lilac as they mature. I placed a drop of KOH and it turn’s black over 30 minutes. Spore print is rusty brown Oder mild tast mild

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Recognized by sight: found growing in a troop under mixed Hickory Oak Forrest
Used references: David Arora Mushrooms Dymystifyed. page447 Mushroomexpert .com Rodgers mushrooms.
Based on microscopic features: spores 8 microns elliptical slightly roughened
Based on chemical features: black in KOH appearing over 30 min.

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