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I believe this is a Cortinarius iodeoides.
Try to key it out using the genus Cortinarius!
I think that Lepista nuda has a more redish-purple color to it and Lactarius indigo has another shape. This leads me to think that this is Cortinarius violaceus.
I think it needs a shot of the underside (and maybe even a microscope) to identify it. It could be a purple Cortinarius species. I'm not sure whether Lepista nuda ever has this shade of purple but I guess it could be that also?
Spotted on Jul 4, 2012 Submitted on Oct 2, 2012
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