Observation 26834: Cortinarius velicopia Kauffman

When: 2009-10-18

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



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waving a handsome and unusual purple cort under Dimi’s nose is like a red flag to a bull…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-19 10:04:23 CDT (-0500)

best lay in a store of KOH, a decent mushroom dryer, and start sniffing and nibbling these critters to do the job right…you already have the photographic part down cold.

Cortinarius velicopia Kauffman
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-10-19 02:01:27 CDT (-0500)

See Dan, nice collection, but here is where you’re just teasing
us only — with the available information no science can be
extracted. There is a blue Cort from that very area: Cortinarius
velicopia Kauffman, but I need to see the KOH reaction and spores
at a minimum.

Here is a similar one from California. The name C. velicopia has
been adopted by some Europeans.


Did your material dry blue or brown?

If it’s bruising purple
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-19 01:20:38 CDT (-0500)

something around Cortinarius cyanites. If not, I guess it belongs in the Cortinarius coerulescens group.

This looks like Lactarius indigo
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-10-19 00:47:40 CDT (-0500)

Cortinarius violaceus has a coarsely fibrilose cap and is not blue but a deep purple

Thanks John!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-18 23:23:06 CDT (-0500)

pretty corts :)

Unbelievable color!
By: John Carl Jacobs (JCJacobs)
2009-10-18 22:51:03 CDT (-0500)

Maybe C. violaceus, but no sign of rusty spores that I can see. Great detail in this photo, you can really see all the different shades of purple, and each minute hair covering the caps surface. What a beautiful mushroom, and fantastic photo!

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