Observation 390096: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2019-10-28

Collection location: Prichard, Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: TeddeeJ (teddeej)

No specimen available

I have no idea what this is. I found it foraging chanterelles. It was growing in the same shaded leaf littered ground as them. I didn’t see any latex or anything like that come out when I picked it or broke the skin. Really striking color. I’ve tried to research what it could be, but I get a bunch of info about Lactarius Indigo, and I’m guessing it’s not that since there’s no latex. The cap is about 3" across. The stalk was pretty short, about as tall as the cap was wide. The woods are a mix of pine and hardwood like oak and sweet gum. I’d really like to get an idea of what it is though.


Underside showing stem and gills.
There’s debris on the cap where it was under leaf litter.
Side shot.

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