Cortinarius archeri Purple Fungi Oxley River

Diversity in the fungal kingdom is immense and quite underappreciated and neglected compared to other areas of biodiversity.


Many fungi are of critical importance in the function of ecosystems and often live in symbiosis with plant roots providing nutrients to the plant.

  • W Dalton 7y

    This is amazing! I don't know how I would react if I came apon something with such increadible intense colors as this. A great find and moment!
  • Black Diamond Images 7y

    Nothing I can see in Fuhrer to match this one.Intriguing species.
  • Ken Beath 7y

    A Cortinarius species, maybe archeri but there are other violet ones.
  • plant.nerd 7y

    Thanks for the ID help.
  • heycarrieann331 7y

    STUNNING color!!!! Faved!
  • goatsfoot 7y

    what a lovely find! nice one!
  • Blackcap1000 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fun Fungi, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Steve Reekie 6y

    Great stuff!
    I've just shot one of these too.
    Will post soon.
  • Steve Reekie 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fantastic Fungi !, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Irina Hynes 6y

    wow! fantastic
  • Frédéric Landes 5y

    Wow, amazing color. Great find. Definitely never seen one of this specimen in our North Norfolk forests, UK. No rain forest here, though plenty rain at the moment!
  • brewbooks 5y

    Incredible color - most unusual. Great photo.
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Taken on April 23, 2008
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