What a beautiful mushroom! Grows in small numbers, but found all over — quite common. Rarely this large, though. CAP up to 5 cm, delightfully slimy, vivid purple that doesn’t fade at all when dried; GILLS creamy-white turning browner in maturity, slightly notched; STIPE color and texture of cap below the persistent membranous superior ring, white and dry above ring; FLESH whitish, unchanging, no odor noticed; SPORE rusty brown (clearly visible on top of ring of mature ones — not clear in these photos though).

(number 0225.32, page 181)

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Beautiful find!
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2015-03-06 15:58:12 CST (-0500)

The type specimen of C. magellanicus was collected close to your location. The springtails threw me off for a while. I thought they were parts of the universal veil, until I looked closer.

beautiful cort…but can you EAT it?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-02-27 20:43:28 CST (-0500)
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-02-27 20:23:14 CST (-0500)

Beautiful shot Jason!

The first picture is just gorgeous!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-27 16:54:09 CST (-0500)

I’m not sure it’s easy to get a name on this though.. There are so many blue and slimy Cortinarius species. It is true that this reminds of the former Rozites – some of them are closely related to species in the section Myxacium.

With a ring like that..
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-02-27 16:33:38 CST (-0500)

this should be pretty easy to id. It’s almost like a member of the genus formerly known as Rozites.