Habitat: C. salor is found in a wide range of forest types
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Cortinarius salor is a small to medium-sized species found fairly frequently in conifer forests of our region. When it is fresh and young it is a most spectacular species, featuring a deep blue-lilac cap, gills, and stipe. In age the cap and the stipe often become ochraceous to yellow and the blue-lilac colors fade. The blue-lilac veil often leaves a slight zone near the stipe apex. Because of the viscid stipe and cap, C. salor has been considered a myxacium, but this is likely to change because its round spores and cap structure are similar to those of C. anomalus and a possible relationship has been supported by molecular data. C. salor can comes in forms that quickly change to olive-yellow or ochraceous brown.