Purple fungus

Purple fungus

Observation - Purple fungus - UK and Ireland. Description: Distinctively deep purple fungus, close to footpath through mixed woodland (mostly pine, but some silver birch, beech, etc). Gills also exactly the same shade of deep purple. Stem also predominantly same deep purple, with some whitish areas. Growing fr

Distinctively deep purple fungus, close to footpath through mixed woodland (mostly pine, but some silver birch, beech, etc). Gills also exactly the same shade of deep purple. Stem also predominantly same deep purple, with some whitish areas. Growing freely (not attached to wood). Shallow convex cap with slightly frilly edge. I haven't seen anything like this before, though these woods are home to a huge variety of different fungi.