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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Cortinariaceae: Cortinarius violaceus (L.) Gray

Cortinarius violaceus – violet webcap

Synonyms: Agaricus violaceus, Amanita araneosa, Gomphos violaceus, Inoloma violaceum.

Common names: violet webcap, Violet Cort.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cortinarius violaceus, commonly known as the violet webcap or violet cort, is a fungus in the webcap genus Cortinarius native across the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit bodies are dark purple mushrooms with caps up to 15 cm (6 in) across, sporting gills underneath. The stalk measures 6 to 12 centimetres (2 ⁄3 to 4 ⁄3 in) by 1 to 2 centimetres (⁄8 to ⁄4 in), sometimes with a thicker base. The dark flesh has a smell reminiscent of cedar wood. Forming symbiotic (ectomycorrhizal) relationships with the roots of various plant species, C. violaceus is found predominantly in conifer forests in North America and deciduous forests in Europe.

Arabic: ختير بنفسجي, Belarusian: Павуціннік фіялетавы, Czech: Pavučinec fialový, Estonian: Lilla vöödik, Finnish: Violettiseitikki, French: Cortinaire violet, German: Dunkelvioletter Schleierling, Japanese: ムラサキフウセンタケ, Lithuanian: Violetinis nuosėdis, Polish: Zasłonak fioletowy, Romanian: Bureți vineți, Russian: Паутинник фиолетовый, Swedish: Lövviolspindling, Ukrainian: Павутинник фіолетовий.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Violet webcap mushrooms (<B>Cortinarius violaceus</B>) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkViolet webcap mushrooms (Cortinarius violaceus) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Gills of violet webcap mushrooms (<B>Cortinarius violaceus</B>) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkGills of violet webcap mushrooms (Cortinarius violaceus) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Dissected violet webcap mushroom (<B>Cortinarius violaceus</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkDissected violet webcap mushroom (Cortinarius violaceus) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Darker colored violet webcap mushrooms (<B>Cortinarius violaceus</B>) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkDarker colored violet webcap mushrooms (Cortinarius violaceus) in a pine forest in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA

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