Violet Cort Cortinarius violaceus (Linnaeus) Gray  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground or in moss in forests.

Description:

Cap: Dark violet to purple; covered with fibers forming tiny tufts; dry; convex to nearly flat in age; may have small umbo; margin inrolled when young; flesh dark violet/grayish. Gills: Dark violet to cinnamon-brown in age; subdistant. Stalk: Dark violet; dry; covered with tiny matted fibrils; tapers up; partial veil leaves thin violet annular zone; club-shaped base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Violet Cort (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Violet Cort (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Violet Cort (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Violet Cort (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Violet Cort specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2009). Elliptical, roughened; measured 10.8-11.1 X 6.7-7.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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