Observation 268269: Agaricales sensu lato

Single mature specimen found. 6cm height. Mild odor.
Spores appear to be slightly ornamented, generally ellipsoid.

2.7cm width, 0.3cm height. Purple with no ornamentation. Cap flesh is delicate and very thin. Cap is broadly convex with slightly incurved and even margin. The surface texture is smooth.
5 cm length, 0.2cm width of stipe at apex and base. Surface texture is smooth and stem consistency is cartilaginous. Flesh texture is solid and deep purple.
Light purple, concolorous gills. As gills age they turn brown. Gills are emarginate, lamellulae present. Medium spacing. Margin is somewhat scalloped. White spore print.
Veil and veil remnants are absent.

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Proposed Names

51% (3)
Used references: P. Kaishian, Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics (Piepenbring, 2015)
Based on microscopic features: spores at 23x
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: like iocephalus…
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: compare with Observation 59112 & Observation 8453

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one of the most frustrating
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-05-09 06:24:40 BST (+0100)

moments of the course to be without an adequate scope. the spores here could have solved a ten year mystery. alas, they were not clearly observable. next time…