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InvisibleCosm
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purple mushroom?
    #2965085 - 08/04/04 06:02 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

ive found a white and purple mushroom,not BLUE but PURPLE.its very heavy, thick,and about 7 inches long.it has purple gills wide spaced.the mycelium at the base of the stem has turned purple just a few minutes after pulling it up.ill post pics later when i get home with the mushroom.i was wondering what this could be.


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Re: purple mushroom? [Re: Cosm]
    #2965238 - 08/04/04 07:02 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Read the sticky thread at the top of the forum and give us more description than that.


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Re: purple mushroom? [Re: Cosm]
    #2965337 - 08/04/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Habitat- growing in dirt and leaves along a river.
measurements 7 inches long cap- 2 inches wide half inch thick
stem-hollow off whitw with reddish/brownish verticle stripes
bruises- purple
shape-umbilicate
texture-dryish moist cool to the touch
visual-fibrous
taste-mild
growing alone in leaves and dirt


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Re: purple mushroom? [Re: Cosm]
    #2965368 - 08/04/04 07:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Where (as in which state or country) was it found?

What kinds of trees were nearby? If you don't know specific tree types, it's still helpful to know if they were everygreens (pines) or deciduous.

Are the gills free or attached?

Spore print color?

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: purple mushroom? [Re: Cosm]
    #2965473 - 08/04/04 08:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

with the limited amount of info
It may be cortinarius Iodes or another
court... I would look in that direction...


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