Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) dionysae

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) dionysae Rob. Henry (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–8cm across; grey-violet or more grey-ochre; innately fibrous, viscid when wet. Stem 35–80×7–18mm, base swollen, clavate, occasionally marginate; pallid grey-violet, lighter than the cap; base shows yellowish hairs. Flesh whitish with touches of violet; taste mild, smell mealy. Gills adnexed; grey-violet to purplish when young, more rusty brown in age. Spores 9–11×5–6¼, ovate to lemon-shaped, rough. Spore print rust-brown. Habitat in deciduous or conifer woods; autumn. Very rare. Not edible.

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