Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 22092
Taxon: Cortinarius alboviolaceus (Pers.) Fr.
Family: Cortinariaceae
Collector: Eddee   MUOB 22092   
Date: 2009-06-11
Verbatim Date: 2009-6-11
Locality: United States, West Virginia, Fayette, Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area
37.9433  -81.2185
Description: Original observation #22092 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: I'm going to try and tackle this. After all its just a cortinarius how hard can this be. (That's a joke) I'm going with this name because its the closest description i can come up with in three field guides. I Found a whole troop of these guys growing in a mix forest of Hickory and Oak. They are a silvery lilac with a bolus stem. The stem is tough somewhat fiberouse i would call it. the young gills under neath are lilac but soon turning into rusty brown the cap bell shaped becomming umbonate as it matures.The young ones are a deeper lilac but soon turn more of a silvery lilac as they mature. I placed a drop of KOH and it turn's black over 30 minutes. Spore print is rusty brown Oder mild tast mild
Disposition: vouchered
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 15daea11-29c1-4189-ac69-2e0daf44ca9c
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