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Cortinarius archeri

Cortinarius archeri


A thick blue stipe with a robust purple-blue cap when young but fading some after aging. These ones are very young.


Growing from woodchip mulch under a mix of oak and eucalyptus in suburbia.


Native to southern Australia but has been found in California and is mycorrhizal with the roots of eucalypts. Pics 3,4 were taken 6 weeks later to show how different they can look when older.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Dead right pouihi... I was never happy with that one but never got back to it. Thanks for the kick... :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Stunning color - nice series, Mark!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome, Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Added 2 pics of the same mushroom 6 weeks older. This shows one of the big problems in identifying many species of fungi.

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Fantastic colour! I'd love to see one of these.

catgrin 9 years ago


annorion 9 years ago

Wonderful coloration!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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