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Violet Webcap

Cortinarius violaceus


Cap: Approximately 10 cm; convex; dry; densely hairy/fuzzy; deep purple. Gills: Attached to the stem; dark purple under the spores that give the gills a grayish color. Stem: Approximately 12 cm long; 1.5 cm thick; equal above a swollen or club-shaped base; dry; purple and finely hairy with some brown color; dry.


Four mushrooms scattered in the leaf litter at the bottom of a north/south facing gully in a mixed deciduous/pine woods; approximately 10 m from a lake shore; after more than 2 inches of rain over the last week.


These mushrooms turn brown with age

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Winder, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 30, 2015
Submitted on Oct 1, 2015

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