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Observed: 11th September 2011 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert

Cortinarius possibly c. purpureus


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


miked's picture

Any idea why surprise?

Any idea why surprise?

jhn7's picture

According to First Nature

"The pale colour of both cap and stem lead you to expect the gills to be pallid. Not so! The gills are blood red - hence the rather fanciful common name given recently to this species."

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Beat me to it but thats what

Beat me to it but thats what I would have said.