Cortinarius AlboviolaceusCortinarius alboviolaceus
Cap or Pileus - Lavender, paler in the centre. Surface with rusty spots. 2 1/2 inches broad.
Gills or Lamellae - Crowded, unequal, attached to the stem.
Stem or Stipe - Pale lavender, assuming a deeper shade when cut or bruised. Spongy in the centre, swollen toward the base. 3 inches long.
Veil - Filmy, stretching from stem to the margin of the cap in young plant.
Spores - Rusty brown.
Flesh - Tinged with violet.
Time - Autumn.
Habitat - Thick, damp woods.
C. violaceus differs from c. alboviolaceus in having the cap dark violet and usually covered with fibres.