Growing in Lodgepole pine forest at the edge of a Quaking aspen grove. Only this cluster of two seen. This gilled fungus with rather thin gills running down the stem has a pleasant, mushroomy fragrance, but a slightly soapy taste.


I thought this button might have a cortinoid veil, but I actually, I think it’s a mold.

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Recognized by sight: Purple colors, decurrent gills, some evidence of a veil in the first photo.

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Get a spore print?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-09-19 07:07:47 CST (+0800)

You should get a spore print here. But it might be Hygrophorus, and with growth near pines in the mountains it might be H. purpurascens. But it also might other things, and might even be a Cort, if it has a brown spore print. (Lots of Corts have purple tones in them.) (Although not whitish gills…)

Probably an Hygrophorus
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-19 06:37:29 CST (+0800)

near H. russula, but the cap color is a little off. I’ll have to look it up when I get home tonight.