Cortinarius (Telamonia) bibulus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cortinarius (Telamonia) bibulus Quél. syn. C. pulchellus J.E. Lange (illustrated 90% life size) Cap 0.5–2cm across, conical then flat with an umbo; dull violaceous, fading to wine-brown. Stem 20–50×1.5–3mm, equal or slightly swollen at the base; dull violaceous, with a light coating of greyish fibrils. Flesh violaceous; taste and smell slight. Gills adnexed; violet at first, then rusty brown. Spores 9–11×5.5–7¼, ellipsoid, roughened. Spore print rusty brown. Habitat with alder; autumn. Uncommon. Not edible.