Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Post by jimhowell » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:56 pm


I found this at Ashburnham Woods in East Sussex, under Beech. The flesh is distinctly violet and there is a tinge of violet on the stipe and cap. The cap is about 5 cm diameter. Sorry, no spores.
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Re: Cortinarius?

Post by ScarletMaguire » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Cortinarius is a huge group- I think you usually need spores to identify to species level.

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Re: Cortinarius?

Post by adampembs » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:52 am

About 1000 species of Cortinarius. Microscopy is of very limited use with them, looking at spores isn't much help. ID depends on seeing them at different stages, smell, host, etc. I think the best in print English language book is still Cortinarius in Sweden. which covers 254 species.
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