Fig 1
CAP: 3-15cm in diameter. Convex to slighly umbonate. Reddish-copper in colour becoming shiny when dry and viscid when wet. STIPE: Purplish towards the apex becoming chrome coloured towwards the base. Covered in cottony veil. Slightly sticky. GILLS/PORES: The gills are buff becomingorange then purplish. Deeply decurrent. FLESH: Fibrous and pliable. Vinaceous in cap and deep chrome in stem base. SPORES: Blackish, subfusiform. HABITAT: In coniferous woodland usually with pines and the like. SEASON: Common.  Autumn. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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