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FungusCortinarius sp.

Unnamed at Brogo, NSW

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Cortinarius sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Cortinarius sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Cortinarius sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Cortinarius sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Cortinarius sp. at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019

Identification history

Cortinarius austroviolaceus 24 Apr 2019 Pam
Fungus Cortinarius sp. 24 Apr 2019 Pam
Fungus Cortinarius rotundisporus 23 Apr 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

I nearly wrote these off as just another LBJ, until I noticed the purplish caps on the younger ones. Stipe solid, blue-ish, spores cinnamon brown. Growing in a loose aggregation in grassy woodland among Acacia mearnsii and eucalypts.

6 comments

Pam wrote:
   24 Apr 2019
I suspect this is Cortinarius austroviolaceus, due to the intensity of the purple colour in the cap (pileus) and stalk (stipe) and the texture of the pileus surface. C rotundisporus is more of a pale metalic blue, can be glutinous if very fresh or otherwise just appears smooth. The gills (lamellae) are usually a pinkish lilac blue when immature untill mature rusty brown spores change their colour. The stipe is light bluish in colour. Cortinarius species tend to change colour as they age as they become coated with spores and the general ageing process. This may just be in the form of a brownish spot in the centre of the pileus to a good coating over large parts of the fungus. That's why it is so important with this genera to try and document a range of developmental stages. People often think they have more than one species! Good photos.
Pam wrote:
   24 Apr 2019
I've added it as a new species, though again I have to get back to that tonight. I want to read up the description again in the 2001 Aust. Mycologist.
   2 Jun 2019
I found a description of C. austroviolaceus here: https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/about/science/fungus/60_2012-03__04_Cortinarius_austroviolaceous_DEC_FF.pdf It dosen't sound that much like my thing, some of which had a fairly slender stipe, and many of which had lost the purple cap surface colour as they aged. The import of this pdf seems to be that C. austroviolaceus is VERY purple.
Pam wrote:
   2 Jun 2019
Jackie, good comments, I agree it doesn't sit comfortably in that ID. There are so many Cortinarius spp. that I'd rather just stick with Cortinarius sp.. The change in colour is not unusual for this genus, that's why it's so crutial to see the different developmental stages. Apart from that the spores will land on the cap (pileus) surface changing the colour to the spore colour tones.
   3 Jun 2019
Yep, which has happened in my 4th photo, where the cap upper surface is very tan, but the other browny coloured ones can't be explained by that. They have just aged to that colour.
Pam wrote:
   3 Jun 2019
That's right, Cortinarius are notorius for that colour change as they age. They are a trap for young players who often think they've come upon more than one species. As I've said this is why it's so very important when documenting this group to try and see the different developmental stages.

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Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 3 Aug 2019
Bermius brachycerus (Garden Bermius) at Brogo, NSW - 25 May 2019
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Gymnopilus sp. (Gymnopilus) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus ferruginosus at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Apr 2019
Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Mar 2019
Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Mar 2019
Austroagrion watsoni (Eastern Billabongfly) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Mar 2019
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Brogo, NSW - 28 Mar 2019
Cyathus stercoreus (Bird's nest fungus) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Macrolepiota dolichaula (Macrolepiota dolichaula) at Brogo, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalypt Paropsine Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Mar 2019
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Mar 2019
Entoloma sp. (Entoloma) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Feb 2019
Nyctemera amicus (Magpie Moth, Senecio Moth) at Brogo, NSW - 15 Feb 2019
Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cumbungi) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Spiranthes australis (Austral Ladies Tresses) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Utricularia gibba (Bladderwort) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Spiranthes australis (Austral Ladies Tresses) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Jan 2019
Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Jan 2019
Diplacodes melanopsis (Black-faced Percher) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Jan 2019
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Jan 2019
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Brogo, NSW - 17 Jan 2019
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Brogo, NSW - 17 Jan 2019
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2019
Blepharotes splendidissimus (Giant blue robber fly) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2018
Plectranthus parviflorus (Cockspur Flower) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
Eucalyptus baueriana (Blue Box) at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2018
Hypericum gramineum (Small St John's Wort) at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2018
Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Brogo, NSW - 5 Dec 2018
Monarcha melanopsis (Black-faced Monarch) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Nov 2018
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Nov 2018
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Nov 2018
Hadronyche sp. (Funnel-web Spider) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2018
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Brogo, NSW - 11 Oct 2018
Melicytus dentatus (Tree Violet) at Brogo, NSW - 25 Aug 2018
Eucalyptus baueriana (Blue Box) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Aug 2018
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 15 Aug 2018
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jul 2018
Aulacocyclus sp. (Passalid beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Jul 2018
Leucopogon juniperinus (Long Flower Beard-Heath) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Order Spirobolida (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Porcellio scaber (Slater or Woodlouse) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
SCARABAEIDAE (Unidentified scarab beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Unidentified Worm / Other Invertebrate (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Polydesmida sp. (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Rhysida nuda (Centipede) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
CARABIDAE (family) (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Melanozosteria feriarum (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Jul 2018
Gerygone mouki (Brown Gerygone) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Amyema pendula subsp. pendula (Drooping Mistletoe) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Leucopogon juniperinus (Long Flower Beard-Heath) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2018
Trametes versicolor (Trametes versicolor) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jun 2018
Gerygone mouki (Brown Gerygone) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jun 2018
Eucalyptus tereticornis (Forest Red Gum) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Apr 2018
Chalcites lucidus (Shining Bronze-cuckoo) at Brogo, NSW - 7 Apr 2018
Cordulephya pygmaea (Common Shutwing) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Mar 2018
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Salt And Pepper Moth) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Mar 2018
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Mar 2018
LYCIDAE (family) (Net-winged Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Feb 2018
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Brogo, NSW - 15 Feb 2018
Spiranthes australis (Austral Ladies Tresses) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2018
Utricularia gibba (Bladderwort) at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2018
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust) at Brogo, NSW - 25 Jan 2018
Viola banksii (Native Violet) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Spiranthes australis (Austral Ladies Tresses) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis (Water Primrose) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Amata nigriceps (Tiger moth) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Jan 2018
Villa sp. (Bee fly) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2017
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2017
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Omyta centrolineata (Centreline shield bug) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Lady Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Lepispilus sp. (Yellow-spotted darkling beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2017
Viola banksii (Native Violet) at Brogo, NSW - 28 Oct 2017
Lampropholis delicata (Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Oct 2017
Gratiola pedunculata (Brooklime) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2017
Gratiola peruviana (Austral Brooklime) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2017
Eleocharis sphacelata (Tall Spike-rush) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2017

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.758400-36.577293
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 30 Abundance
  • 21 Apr 2019 12:58 PM Recorded on
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