Observation 30958: Cortinarius trivialis J.E. Lange
When: 2009-12-26
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Growing under live oak (Quercus agrifolia). Level ground, heavy dark clay soil.

This is the same location as http://www.mushroomobserver.org/29538

(and also growing alongside another cort: http://www.mushroomobserver.org/30908)


A specimen with richly purple gills and a dry cap.
Spores at 1000x rough, ellipsoidal 12.5-14µm x 7.5-8µm

Proposed Names

61% (3)
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Recognized by sight: Slimy viscid cap and stipe. Stipe belted with zones of a different texture. Older specimens the stipe was drier and the cap gradually lost stickiness. In the rich purple specimen the cap and stipe were both dry.
Based on microscopic features: spores rough, ellipsoidal, 12.5-14µm x 7.5-8µm

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Never seen the gills so intensely purple, but I agree with the ID
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-27 17:22:25 GMT (+0000)

Created: 2009-12-27 12:44:28 GMT (+0000)
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