|There has been confusion over the naming of the purple cortinarius in New Zealand in the past. It is worth reading the following link as it explains the latest thinking:
|Cortinarius atrolazulinus Mos
Very hard to spot amongst the dead leaves and debris on the forest. Found under beech in the Kaimanawas.
C. atrolazulinus: 9-12.5µm x 5.5-6.5 µm, (Q greater than 1.7)
Harrower & E. Horak, sp. nov.
(Previously known as C. subcalyptrosporus.)
Photographed under beech near Ohakune.
For those of you with a microscope:
C. carneipallidus: spores 10.5-12µm x 8-8.5µm, (Q less than 1.6)
|Cortinarius cf. atroviolaceus .
Found under tea-tree.This species needs to be properly analysed and described.
C. atroviolaceus spores(7.5-8.5µm x 4-5µm)
There is one more species of purple cortinarius, C. kioloensis found under tea-tree, but I haven't been fortunate enough to find it yet. Its spores are 10.5-14µm x 6.5-9 µm, Q = 1.45-1.60