Identification: Purple mushrooms

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  1. David Wong

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    I came across three different groups of purple mushrooms at different places on Mayne Island.

    A – Found broken. Cap quite substantial, probably gills underneath, white thick stalk

    B – Both convex and concave cap seen, probably due to the age. Unfortunately I did not look underneath

    C – Purple cap with lighter coloured rim, coarse gills that go down the brown stem.

    What genus are they please?
     

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  2. Frog

    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi David - Lovely colour theme :-)

    Genera, as requested:

    A1. Russula
    A2. Russula

    B1.-B3. Much depends on the underside of the cap and stipe features, and partly re the information on spore colour that the underside views are likely to generate. The first two seem more likely to be Cortinarius, and the third possibly Clitocybe (Lepista), but these are just guesses based on caps surface.

    C1. Laccaria
    C2. Laccaria

    Yay Purple!
    - frog
     
  3. David Wong

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    I did make the same mistake again. Since B1-3 were close by and had roughly the same colour, I assume them to be of the same genus.

    Thank you for the IDs.
     

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