Type. AUSTRALIA. Western Australia: Mount Hallowell Reserve, (Eucalyptus) 22 May 1993 K. Syme (holotype: PERTH005506794).
Description. Pileus 34–90 mm wide, not velvety or velvety smooth, not at all squa-mulose, greasy when wet, radially innately brillose when dry, dark violet (18F4), red in 5% KOH. Lamellae broadly adnexed to adnate, 4–9 mm deep, subdistant, dark violet (16F5), edge smooth, entire, lamellulae abundant in 2 tiers. Stipe 37–80 mm long, 10–30 mm thick, dry, longitudinally brillose, cylindrical to clavate with a swollen base, 16F4 (dark violet). Universal veil deep violaceus. Context rm in pileus, brous in mature stipe, pallid, tinged purplish (16A2) especially near outside; purple slate/deep purple in stipe and middle of pileus surrounded by speckled white in pileus; yellow-brown at base of stipe. Basal mycelium whitish.
Odor not distinctive. Taste none.
Basidiospores (8.5–) 10–13.5 µm × (5–) 6–7.5 µm, means = 10–12 µm × 6–7 µm, Q = 1.55–1.95, Q means = 1.55–1.94, (150 spores, 6 specimens), ellipsoid to 13subamygdaliform, moderately verrucose, plage barely noticeable under SEM. Basidia 4-spored, clavate, (25–) 30–50 (–65) µm × 9–12 µm. Cheilocystidia abundant, nar-rowly fusiform, purple or brown in KOH, (50–) 55–95 (–130) µm × 10–20 µm. Pleurocystidia abundant, narrowly fusiform, purple or brown in KOH, (40–) 50–90 (–105) µm × (5–) 10–15 µm. Caulocystidia not observed. Pileipellis an ixocutis, of even thickness throughout. Hyphae 2.5–11.0 µm wide. Clamp connections present.
Ecology and distribution. With Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Melaleuca, Allocasuarina, Agonis, and/or Leptospermum in Western Australia and Tasmania. Fruiting May and June.