Observation 58075: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2010-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on the ground under Vaccinium ovatum in mixed coniferous forest. I’ve photographed these before in the exact location several years ago. They stand out with an amazing violet color when young. I’ve not been able to exactly pin them down, but I’m assuming they are a cort of some flavor.

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Button phase shows the brightest color and also the fibrous veil to be.
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Mature fruiting bodies, pretty ragged, but you can see some color still as well as the brown gills.
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Recognized by sight: You’re right about the Cort part, try slicing the fruitbody next time and checking the odor – fruity or unpleasant or otherwise?

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