Cortinarius violaceus

Cortinarius violaceus is entirely purple and, at up to 12 cm in cap diameter, a very striking species indeed. It grows under trees in summer and autumn, and has been found in many countries.

The cap is at first hemispherical and later expanded with a slight umbo, the caps of this species are deep purple when young. The adnate gills are moderately spaced and purple when young. As the spores mature, the gills turn rusty brown and eventually they are stained dark by the spores. The stipe is purple and fibrous with a slightly clavate (club-shaped) base. Typically 1 to 2 cm in diameter, it can measure as much as 3 or 4 cm across the base. The spore
print is a rusty brown. The smell has been reported to be slightly of cedarwood; no significant taste. Non-Ausralian sites report it to occur in chalk and limestone areas.

 
Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, Lane Cove National Park, Fiddens Wharf Road, July 30, 2006, under apple gum, in a cluster of abou

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus Lane Cove National Park, Fiddens Wharf Road, July 30, 2006. ref: 2006073027

Cortinarius aff. violaceus

- Cortinarius aff. violaceus, a bit hammered by heavy rain, twin creeks walk, Turramurra, just off Kissing Point road, Jun

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, Wee Jasper New South Wales, in bushland, outside Canberra, Australian Capital Territory July 2008

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus Sheldon's Forest, Pymble, NSW, 24 May 2009

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, Twin Creeks Walk, Lindfield, Roseville, Sydney NSW, June 8, 2009

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, Twin Creeks Walk, Lindfield, Roseville, Sydney NSW, June 8, 2009

Cortinarius (Inoloma) violaceus and Cortinarius (P

- Figs. 1 to 4 Cortinarius (Inoloma) violaceus, Linn. "Violet Cortinarius." Figs. 5 to 7 Cortinarius (Phlegmacium) crul

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, Twin creeks reserve, South Turramurra, NSW Australia, May 12, 2013.

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, lots of sightings, growing amongst leaf litter, Strickland State Forest, Central Coast NSW June

Cortinarius violaceus

- Cortinarius violaceus, lots of sightings, growing amongst leaf litter, Strickland State Forest, Central Coast NSW June