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Venture an Id for this purple mushroom

Posted by hoe_hoe_hoe 6b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 19, 06 at 13:37

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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RE: Venture an Id for this purple mushroom

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.

RE: Venture an Id for this purple mushroom

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.

RE: Venture an Id for this purple mushroom

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Images

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