Cortinarius austroalbidus – Australian White Webcap

On the ground under eucalyptus. Most distinctive is the curry smell of drier specimens. This agaric is white to buff, the stem has traces of violet, and gills become rusty-brown with mature spores. Fresh specimens have very slimy caps and stems. The cobwebby veil (cortina) covers the gills of young fruit-bodies.

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