Cap 3—8 cm wide, persistently convex but the centre becomingdepressed, violaceous, dry, finely fibrillose-squamulose all over, thescales more or less suberect. — Gills emarginate, sinuate-adnate,subdistant, L = 24-40, 1 = 7-14, intensely and dark violaceous,almost violet-black, from spores becoming rusty dusted, 5-14 mmwide, slowly becoming very broad. - Stem 4-12 cm long, 4-11 mmthick at the apex, 6-20 mm at the subclavate base, cortina paleviolaceous, slightly developed, basal mycelium pale violaceous. -Context 4-6 mm thick in the centre of the pileus, dry, firm, vio-laceous. - Smell slight, reminiscent of radish.Spores (9.2)-10-11.8-(14) x 6.3-8 um, mean 10.8 x 7.1, Q =1,53, broadly elliptic, dark yellow-brown, fine to roughly verrucose,some spores showing a more or less distinct plage. Basidia 4-spored, 35-40 X 8-10 (xm, sterigmata 2-4 fxm. - Cheilocystidiafrequent, large, lanceolate to bottleshaped and with ventricose basalpart, 50—80—140 X 10—25 \xm, sometimes with amorphous excretionat the top. - Pleurocystidia relatively scarce for the group, broadlylanceolate or ventricose-fusoid, or bottleshaped, 40-100 x 10-18(20) ^im. - Epicuticular hyphae 10-14 \xm thick, with browncontent in KOH, the fascicules of hairs on the surface formed fromseptate, 10-18 |im thick, bluntly ending hyphae; tramapseudoparenchymatous, hyaline, subhymenium subcellular, ele-ments 15-30 x 15-20 ^m; hyphae of the stem 6-10 [im, granulöseincrusted in KOH, hyphae of the cortina 4-8 [xm, some with browncontent in KOH. - Clamp connections present
Based on literature, the species status is unknown and the only recorded sighting was in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo. Malaysia.
NORTH BORNEO: Mt. Kinabalu, 1700 m
The species itself only found recorded at Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo Island of Malaysia. The only description/study was done by Meinhard Michael Moser in 1986. Apart from that, the species is relatively unknown.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Mount Kinabalu with an elevation of 1700 m. Habitat. - In humus, between litter.
Moser M (1986). “Cortinarius Fr. subgen. Cortinarius in the SW-Pacific area”.Sydowia. 39: 138–47.