Observation 81779: Cortinarius griseoviolaceus A.H. Sm.
When: 2011-10-31
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing in mixed woods under Pinus virginiana. There were a few young maples in the area as well.

5% KOH reaction on pileus – dull brown with a slight red hue to it

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Looks like the stem is slimy and bluish like tha cap – could be a lot of other options, of course
Used references: Someone made it a synonym to the european emunctus (which I doubt)

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-11-10 18:25:49 EST (-0500)

Would tasting a dried mushroom tell the true taste of it?

the scope
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-11-09 13:31:10 EST (-0500)

mainly aims to confirm the spores – shape, size and ornamentation.
I haven’t looked up a description of griseoviolaceus, only of emunctus: Sp 6.5-8.5 × 5.5-7 μm, subglobose, densely verrucose (but rather tiny warts).

If this is in the right group, the taste should also be mild. Bitter flesh or cap cuticle/slime belongs to another section.

Thanks for the name suggestion Irene…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-11-09 12:27:27 EST (-0500)

I have the specimen to look at under the scope when I have the time.

Do you mind sharing some key features I should look for when looking at Cortinarius spp. under the scope?

and yes, the stipe was slimy to the touch.

Created: 2011-11-09 11:17:13 EST (-0500)
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