|Cortinarius anomalus (Fr.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is grey violet to violet brownish. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is violet towards top, brownish yellow towards base, bulbous, without ring, with a cortina. The flesh is whitish, violaceous, unchanging; the odour is faint, pleasant or unpleasant according to authors; its texture is fibrous. The gills are lilac-violet then brownish, adnate, distant . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods, on a rather acid soil, with birch, beech, spruce, oak, willow. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Dry cap, purple-grey to purple-brown, silky to micaceous (like snail slime); Stem with scales, purplish towards top, whitish towards base; purple mycelium
Cortinarius anomalus is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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