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Description:Pileus 15-36 mm broad, plano-convex with depressed centre, hygrophanous, when moist translucently striate up to centre, when young entirely dull violaceous (16EF3), then greyish brown with brown tinge (11D3), when old pallescent, especially at margin towards brown-grey (8D3, margin 8C2) or centre and stripes greyish violet (16F2-3), margin violet-grey (16D2), with finely granulose surface, not squamulose. Lamellae narrowly adnate, crowded, narrow, pinkish white with darker, grey-blue entire edge; when old entirely grey-pink. Stipe 22-40 x 2-3.5 mm, glabrous, polished, slightly less glabrous when old, brown-grey (11EF2), to violaceous grey (16F2-3), uniformly coloured from apex to base. Context without particular smell and taste. Spores 9.0-11.0 x 7.5-9.0 μm, 5-6-angled. Basidia 4-spored, clampless. Lamella edge covered with a thin layer of entangled, cylindrical hyphae, 2-4 μm wide with quickly disintegrating walls, forming a pale greyish bluish gelatinous layer above the underlying sterile hymenial elements. Cheilocystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis of narrow, cylindrical hyphae, 3.0-9.0 μm wide, with hardly differentiated terminal elements, except at centre where small clusters of clavate terminal elements, up to 15 μm wide, form the granules at centre of the pileus. Pigment pale brown, intracellular. Clamp-connections absent. 
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