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Cortinarius alboviolaceus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Cortinaire blanc et violet, Pearly Webcap, Weissvioletter Dickfuss
Cortinarius alboviolaceus Mushroom
Ref No: 6726
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Cortinarius alboviolaceus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 6727
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Blue, Violet or purple
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Other
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods

Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) alboviolaceus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr.
Weissvioletter Dickfuss Cortinaire blanc et violet Pearly Webcap Cap 39cm across, convex to bell-shaped then expanded and umbonate, margin often splitting with age, bluish-white to pale violaceous discolouring pallid to ochraceous, covered in pale bluish-violet or whitish silky veil at first. Stem 80100 x 1018mm, swollen towards the base, concolorous with cap, apex deep violaceous discolouring pallid to ochraceous from base up; cortina white. Flesh pale violaceous, deeper in stem apex, later pallid in stem base. Taste of radish, smell faint, pleasant. Gills violaceous at first then tinged clay, finally rusty. Spore print rust. Spores elliptic, minutely rough, 810 x 56. Habitat deciduous woods. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edibility suspect -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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