Viscid Violet Cort Cortinarius iodes Berkeley & M.A. Curtis  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups on ground under hardwoods.

Description:

Dark lilac/purple, fading in age and developing yellow spots, yellowish umbo; Smooth, slimy; bell-shpaed, broadly convex in age; margin inrolled, may have veil fragments; flesh white, then gray. Gills: lilac becoming grayish-cinnamon in age; close. Stalk: Violet, sometimes white toward base; slimy, smooth; may have pale violet partial veil near top (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 25 records in the project database.

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Viscid Violet Cort (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2011). Note that remnants of veil on stalk are colored rusty-brown by spores. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Viscid Violet Cort in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Viscid Violet Cort (viscid cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/20/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Viscid Violet Cort (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/20/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Viscid Violet Cort in Harford Co., Maryland (8/16/2017). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A Viscid Violet Cort in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/14/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Viscid Violet Cort in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/10/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Viscid Violet Cort specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). Elliptical, finely roughened; measured 7.1-7.6 X 5.5-6.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores from Viscid Violet Cort specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2017). Ellipsoid, smooth, brown; measured 8.9-9.5 X 6.0-6.7 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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