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Cortinarius iodes

Viscid Violet Cort

Family Cortinariaceae


Potentially Edible
Slimy, purple cap becoming whitish-yellow spotted around or in center, with purple gills.

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Description

Cap:2.5-5 cm (1-2") wide. Bell shaped to convex, slimy, smooth, dark purple and becoming paler with yellow spots or yellowish center.

Gills: Attached, close, moderately broad. Violet becoming a gray.

 

Cap, Stalk and Gills (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA and Peru, MA)
Cap, Stalk and Gills

Cap (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Cap




Stalk: 5-7.5 cm (2-3") long and 0.5-1 cm (1/4-3/8") thick.

Veil: Pale violet, evanescent, partial veil cobwebby.                              

Spore print: Rust.

 


Habitat and Range

In small to large clusters, under deciduous trees in low woods. Eastern North America.

Season

August-September.

Comments:

Looks better than it tastes.

 

 

Cap with Yellow Spots and Stalk   (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and  Waltham, MA)
Cap with Yellow Spots and Stalk

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