Venture an Id for this purple mushroom

hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)August 19, 2006

Very thick and inflexible. Even a little more purple than came across on these photos. Prominent ring around the edge quite dark. Attached Gills. No sign of a veil that I could detect. Thanks!

NOTE: I have NO intention of ingesting this mushroom regardless of ids/ tentative ids given, so no need for warning. Thanks!

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mdvaden_of_oregon(NW Oregon)

I don't know what it is, but I do know that it's not violet cort, which if felt-like on top.

The purples are some of my favorites.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 8:58PM
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Was it growing on woody debris? I'm leaning towards Lepista nuda (wood blewit) which is quite a variable species. A pale pink spore print would confirm this ID. Incidentally the delicious variety I grow on my woodchip beds produces specimens just like the one in your photo.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 7:31AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I thought of blewit, too, but wondered about the gill attachment.

Here is a link that might be useful: Images

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 12:00PM
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