| Rugosomyces ionides
|Found June 10 growing in mixed hardwood and conifer forest, mainly
oak and red cedar, appeared to be saprobic with leaf litter. Gills
attached; white spore print. Also known as Calocybe ionides.
Observed in 2006 at Leonard Springs Nature Preserve, Bloomington.
Collection was unfortunately not preserved. So, these are just
pictures of a pretty purple mushroom. So it goes. I have searched
for this mushroom at the same locale for years on end with no luck.
We all have failures, but we move on.
|See Simon & Schuster's
Guide to Mushrooms, 1981,