Observation 58487: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2010-11-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: 11-7-10
Rowan Co., NC
USA

Found in groups of clusters, growing from soil, in mixed, predominantly hardwood, forest
Trees-closest to furthest: Black Oak, Pin oak, Maple, one unidentified hardwood, and Virginia Pine

Pileus:
4-6.7cm broad, convex, smooth with hairs or fibrils, purple to faded purple, margin curved inward.
Flesh is thick, soft and light purple

Lamellae:
Adnexed, close, purple with hints of rusty-brown due to spores

Stipe:
4-4.7cm long, 1-1.2cm thick, purple, smooth with light purple hairs (cobweb-like partial veil, I believe) turned rusty-brown from spores, equal until bulbous base, solid
Flesh staining darker purple where cut.

Smell:
Earthy and fungoid

Spore Print:
Rusty Brown

Other Notes:
Some parts of the pileus and base of stipe were sticky to the touch.

When a drop of water was applied to the pileus it became slimy and slick to the touch.

Also:
The the spore print appears more red in the picture than it appeared in person.

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Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks

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