Identification: Found near Rolley Lake, Mission BC

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Joel Bolete, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Joel Bolete

    Joel Bolete Active Member

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    5-15cm tall
    purple or blue coloring with beige to grey stem. normal stem shape. stem tapers - non bulbous base. No veil. convex cap. tight gills. VERY FRAGRANT - Some kind of spice/peppery/buttery smell. It smells to me = kinda gross. Stains blue/lilac after bruise damage and cutting.

    Found 3 in area of blowdown second growth forest 90% conifer trees, lots of moss - little under growth ie; Salal, holly, huckle berrys.

    October 19th it is around seasonal temps 12Degrees C.

    Did i mention that these mush smell?
     

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    Looks like one of the purple Cortinarius. I'd confirm it by taking a spore print (should be brown). And the smell - camphor? many Cortinarius have distinct odors.
     
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    I took a spore print over the night and, Yes it was brown.

    Camphor as the smell you'd recken? Like nothing I've ever come across before. I will look into this species.

    Thank you so much for your help on this, so very interesting to me at this time of year.

    Joel
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    We were finding several light purplish species last weekend, including Cortinarius traganus, odor of pears.

    Thank you for the detailed description & photos Joel!

    frog
     
  5. Joel Bolete

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    Cortinarius traganus


    This is a definite match. Fully confirmed.

    Damn, I never pegged the stank with 'strongly of goats'

    that made me smile.


    thanks allot for all the help.
     

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