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Cortinarius traganus is a widespread species that is found in coniferous forests worldwide. It seems to prefer poorer soils, both siliceous and non-calcareous. It grows throughout the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere.
The mushrooms are characterized by their lilac color, the rusty-brown gills and spores, and rusty-brown flesh in the stem. The flesh smells very strongly and either like overripe pears or, unpleasantly, goats, so much so that it may induce vomiting in more sensitive individuals. It has a strong, bitter taste, particularly when young.
The mushroom has been variously reported as "mildly poisonous", or indigestible. It should not be consumed.
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