Cortinarius ionodactylus Knuts. & Soop

This is a very rare Phlegmacium only encountered on the island of Íland in Sweden, where it grows in Corylus copses. It differs from affine species in section Calochroi by its beautifully mahogany-coloured cap and strongly violet stipe and gills.
Himmelsberga, Íland, Sweden, 1998-09-16.

© Karl Soop, 1998