Purple mushroom

Purple mushroom

Observation - Purple mushroom - UK and Ireland. Description: I've never seen a fungus this colour before - any ideas? About 8cms tall and 2cms across the cap, gills the same colour. There were one or two more just emerging in the area, which is damp leaf mould on sandy soil, at the base of mature oak and sweet ches

I've never seen a fungus this colour before - any ideas? About 8cms tall and 2cms across the cap, gills the same colour. There were one or two more just emerging in the area, which is damp leaf mould on sandy soil, at the base of mature oak and sweet chestnut trees.