A common fungus found under eucalypts and other trees, and often sighted in Barrington Tops National Park, the national Parks around Sydney, and national parks on the South Coast of NSW, often in the wetter reaches of the forest, and in the cooler months. Variable in colour young fruiting body's can appear very green. Normally has a glutinous deep metallic blue cap with a brown centre and viscid metallic blue stalk.
A beautiful mushroom, tall and graceful, with a deep indigo blue cap, lavender gills and a blue stem which becomes paler with age. The cap is up to 70mm broad; deep indigo blue, becoming paler blue with a dark yellow centre; convex, becoming flatter, with a broad umbo (central raised bump), glutinous, drying smooth. The gills are pale lavender at first, gradually turning rusty as the spores mature; adnexed (narrowly attached to the stem); with short and long gills. The stem is tall and graceful, tapering upwards from a broad base 14-20mm wide to a 5-7mm apex and up to 140mm long. The stem is blue at first,becoming paler and slightly yellowish at base. Glutinous below the veil. Partial veil glutinous, catching the mature spores as they fall, which shows as a rusty ring high up on the stem. Spore print is a rusty brown.
- Cortinarius rotundisporus Moreton National Park, near Bundanoon, NSW, growing on soil in wet Fern Gully. Cap 7 cms acros
- Cortinarius rotundisporus, Very moist and sticky. Unusual colouration: vivid pearly white with a pink-tinged boss. Viole
- Cortinarius Rotundisporus Wingelo State Forest, in damp soil June 17, 2006
- Cortinarius rotundisporus Swain's Gardens, Killara, Sydney, NSW Australia, July 1, 2006, in deep moist leaf litter, in s
- Corptinarius rotundisporus, Lane Cove National Park, Fiddens Wharf Road, July 30, 2006. In Sandy soil, eucalypt forest,
- Cortinarius rotundisporus, Lane Cove National Park, Fiddens Wharf Road, July 30, 2006
- Cortinarius rotundisporus Fiddens Wharf Road, Lane Cove National Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia, July 30, 2006
- Cortinarius rotundisporus, Sheldon Forest, Pymble and Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 6, 2006. re