Australian Slimy lavender Cortinarius
Fungus Cap: To 50mm, irregularly subglobus, slimy, very pale lilac with rust blotches where bruised and inside the stem.
Fungus Gills: Intense violet, fragile, undulating to crinkled, with lamellinae, adnate to adnexed, colour fades to become yellowish brown.
Fungus Stem: White and slimy, almost fused at base.
Found: In small groups on path edges of eucalypt forest in Forrest, Otway Ranges, Australia.
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