Cap 60mm across, dark purple, shiny, plasticky feel; gills uncrowded, pale brown, notched; stipe straight, parallel, blue tint with white frost; overall about 100mm tall.
Growing out of hard earth in a very wet and tall eucalyptus rainforest.
Mycorrhizal with eucalypts. The colours of this fungus suggest it to be Cortinarius archeri but I am unhappy with the shape and proportions. Now searching for clearer detail of gills and margin. Stipe is particularly out of place with most others (Fuhrer, Leithhead, BlueSwami all having very fat stipes. http://www.blueswami.com/australian_fung... http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi... The ones at Wikipedia are probably the closest in appearance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortinarius...