Observation 97611: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2012-06-17
(35.8° -85.6346° 274m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on soil under conifers in a mixed hardwood/conifer forest.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
26% (1)
Used references: A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms by Nancy Smith Weber and Alexander H. Smith. 1985.
Based on microscopic features: Smith and Weber give spores: 7.5-10 × 5-6 um, which are slightly larger than yours. Also, their fruiting body is a lighter lilac than yours.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-22 18:35:47 PDT (-0700)

Any ideas on this one? C. alboviolaceus?

Some microscopic descriptions
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-20 19:13:36 PDT (-0700)

I hope that I’ll be able to get some images as well, for now, spores were 4-4.5-5 × 6-7-8 microns, brown, thick walled, minutely roughened. Large clavate 4-sterigmate basidia (6×30 microns).

Created: 2012-06-17 09:43:14 PDT (-0700)
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