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Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. North side of Daxue Shan between Zhongdian and Xiangcheng. Mixed Abies-Larix-Picea-Juniperus forest with large Rhododendron and open talus slopes and meadows. 28°35'38"N, 99°50'49"E; 4100-4300 m.
On ground under Abies and Rhododendron at 4000 m. Pileus 4-8 cm in diam., convex, dry, (sub) viscid when wet, dark gray to almost blackish, covered with grayish squamules; Context dirty white to pale violet. Lamellae first brownish violet, then violet brown. Stipe 4-5 x 1-2 cm; context violet. Base of stipe abruptly swollen, subglobose; context white. Cortina white to grayish. Taste mild.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2473 27 July 1998

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