Identification: Identification of small purple mushroom

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  1. David Wong

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    Purple, cap about 3/4 inch diameter
    Seen on October 18, 2018 on Mayne Island
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi David - Welcome to the Forums. Lovely mushroom: Do you have a photo of the underside of the cap?
     
  3. David Wong

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    Same as the other one, I do not have another photo of this mushroom.
    New to mushroom ID hobby, I was happy to see such a colourful specimen.
    I had no idea at the time that I needed much more information than just one picture.
    I thought at the time that I should not disturb or destroy it so that other people could enjoy it.
    Sorry.
     
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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you. It is lovely in situ, isn't it?
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I agree it is better to leave them undisturbed. I sometimes carry a mirror to look at underside details.
     
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    Good advice. Thanks.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Based on what I can see, this is likely one of the lilac-coloured species in Inocybe or Cortinarius genus
     
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    Thank you very much, Frog.
    This will narrow it down for me to find out more about these two genus.
    Much appreciated.
     
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