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Cortinarius alboviolaceus   (Silvery Violet Cort)
North America, Europe
Cap 5-8 cm diameter, stem 5-12 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
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Cortinarius alboviolaceus, also called Silvery violet cort, has a convex to an umbonate, fleshy, silvery violet cap. It grows with deciduous trees but is also found with conifers, often on acidic soil.

Cap at first domed and then shallowly convex with a broad umbo, the dry, silky caps vary in colour from almost white through pale lilac to pale mauve. The rather broad, sinuate, notched gills are medium-spaced and light grey-blue to cinnamon-brown. Stem The twisted, often club-shaped stem is often bowed rather than straight, is pale and fibrous with a slightly clavate (club-shaped) base and is sometimes marked rust-brown around the veil zone by deposited spores.

Cortinarius alboviolaceus on the First Nature Web site.
Cortinarius alboviolaceus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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