Cortinarius metallicus – Steel-blue Rozites

(Synonym Rozites metallica)

On the ground, amongst litter in native beech forests of Victoria and Tasmania. This large species has a very slimy blue-grey cap with scattered white veil fragments. A large membranous ring forms on the white stem which stains watery-brown. Rusty-brown spores colour the cream gills and often fall onto the ring.

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