Growing under Pinus strobus. Picea and Abies species nearby. Cap purplish-brown.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: BLAST results – closest hits are flasvescentipes and synonyms and some sequences identified as “C. balteatocumatilis” – C. flavescentipes is apparently C. baltaetocumatilis sensu auct.
Used references: Liimatainen, K., Niskanen, T., Dima, B., Kytövuori, I., Ammirati, J. F., & Frøslev, T. G. (2014). The largest type study of Agaricales species to date: bringing identification and nomenclature of Phlegmacium (Cortinarius) into the DNA era. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 33, 98.

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Cortinarius aff. balteatocumatilis is what it is called in
By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2021-02-02 13:13:59 CST (-0500)

Repertoire Cortinaius (MQ). This is a 100% match to all of the collections called this on MQ, and it is the same distance from the types of both balteatocumatilis and flaviscentipes so I doubt it is those.

Okay, thanks for pointing out…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-16 08:21:14 CST (-0500)

that the purple material along the cap margin (partly behind the stipe) may be a cortina. I thought this was an inrolled cap margin.

Between the stem and the cap
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2017-12-15 12:19:21 CST (-0500)

On the part furthest away from the camera. It’s purple. I’m not planning on doing microscopy on this but it will be sent off for sequencing fairly soon.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-14 23:11:06 CST (-0500)

but I don’t see the cortina. A smash-mount of some gill material may squeeze out some spores, and at least support or fail to support Cortinarius.

If it is a Cort, then the C. vareicolor group features robust fruit bodies with young whitish gills. For example…

By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2017-12-14 12:59:21 CST (-0500)

A cortina is visible if you zoom in on this photo though

Django, did you get a read on spore color?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-12-14 12:13:05 CST (-0500)

I’m wondering if this may be white spored… maybe Lyophyllum?