A slender mushroom with a cap about 25mm wide. The cap had a broad brownish umbo and the rest was a beautiful purple. The stipe was broad at the base, rough textured and had remnants of the partial veil stuck to it with spores staining it brown. Gills were crowded, purple in colour and had brown spores. The cap appeared moist but could not detect any sliminess.
Damp Eucalyptus forest. This mushroom was spotted under a giant gum. Another mushroom with a damaged cap ( pic #4) was seen growing beside it.
also see http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungi_e/cort... This beautiful mushroom had been partially trampled by walkers but was not totally detached.