Cortinarius (Cortinarius) violaceus

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Cortinarius (Cortinarius) violaceus

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, finely scaly, deep violet, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Adnate, deep violet then violet brown

Stem

Cylindrical and tapered upwards, swollen at the base, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Violaceous

Smell

Cedar wood

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring oak, beech, and birch, and with pines

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, rough (12-15) x (7-8.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, possibly toxic

Additional Photographs

Cortinarius (Cortinarius) violaceus

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cortinarius (Cortinarius) violaceus

4 November 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin