In young state, Cortinarius clintonianus should be clearly recognizable as an Anomali - it has typical pallid brownish colors on the dry cap and lilac young gills and upper stipe. However, photographed collections show that the lilac phase is not always visible, or may be transient. Gills of young specimens may appear more pallid, greyish or even clay colored.
Cortinarius nettieae Ammirati, C.L. Cripps, Liimat., Niskanen & Dima, Mycological Progress 20 (11): 1427 (2021) Note: This is a recently described species, named for the late Nettie Laycock. I refer you to the type description until I have time to detail these collections fully. Description For full description see: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11557-021-01738-0 Photos SDA798 Washington Coast SequenceSDA788... Continue Reading →
Niskanen, Liimat. & Ammirati, Fungal diversity 75: 222 (2015) Description: Cap: 30-90mm wide, broadly convex to plane, pale purple-lilac when young, to almost white, viscid in moist conditions. Gills: purple when young, becoming dark purple to dark brown. Stipe: 50-130mm long, 6-10mm at stipe apex, clavate to equal, pale purple to whitish covered with abundant... Continue Reading →
Cortinarius citriolens is a large, purple capped, gregarious species recently recorded from the PNW.
Cortinarius albescens A.H. Sm., Lloydia 7 (3): 180 (1944) [MB#285690] Description:Cap 25-90 mm across, at first convex with broad umbo, spreading to plane, glutinous, variable in color from violaceous grey, buff, drab, cream to yellow-ochre on disc, cortina white, gills lavender, grayish-lavender, grey to cinnamon-brown, lavender tones may persist, stipe 50 - 120 mm long, 6 - 14 mm wide at... Continue Reading →