Silvery-violet Cort Cortinarius alboviolaceus (Persoon) Fries  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground in duff in coniferous and hardwood forests.

Description:

Cap: Pale violet, covered with silvery fibrils, dry, silky; convex to nearly flat in age with low, broad umbo; margin inrolled; flesh pale violet. Gills: Pale violet becoming cinnamon-brown, close. Stalk: White to colored like cap, dry; when young sheathed from base to annular zone with a white silk veil which leaves a thin annular zone; tapers up (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 20 records in the project database.

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Silvery-violet Cort (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Silvery-violet Cort (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Silvery-violet Cort specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2009). Ovoid, minutely roughened; measured 7.7-8.8 X 5.0-6.0 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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