When: 2017-12-06

Collection location: Franklin Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

Specimen available

Growing from soil/ pine and oak debris.

Purplish cortinate PV

Gills were decurrent and stayed the same dark purple/black while drying so maybe the wind dried it out before the gills could mature.

Bottom portion of the stem that was buried in leaves was a yellow color, in drying it turned more pinkish and the yellow color receded to the very bottom of the stem. Im guessing the stem itself wasnt yellow but the mycelium is.

Looks similar to tubaria punicea or vinicolor but from what I understand those are rare and restricted to the west coast.

Could also be cortinarius sangineus but these dont exactly line up with that sp. as far as I can tell.

Im stumped for now but will continue to research possible suspects.


Tweak of camera settings showing off the yellowish color

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Recognized by sight: Yellowish colored lower stem before drying, cap color apparently widely variable

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Thanks Pulk, didnt think of Chroogomphus.
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2017-12-10 01:08:54 IST (+0530)
Tubaria or cortinarius?
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2017-12-10 01:05:49 IST (+0530)

With the purplish cortinate remnants near the apex of a purple and pink fibrous stem and the sub decurrent gills can Cortinarius and Hygrocybe be ruled out?

If so what punicea look alike tubaria sp. grow on the east coast?

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