Cortinarius (Sericeocybe) alboviolaceus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr.
Weissvioletter Dickfuss Cortinaire blanc et violet Pearly Webcap Cap 3–9cm 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 80–100 x 10–18mm, 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, 8–10 x 5–6µ. Habitat deciduous woods. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edibility suspect -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.