Pink and purple coloured gilled fungi gallery

Also try looking under brown, red or orange coloured fungi as colour changes can happen due to age and environmental factors. To search for a fungus by name, use ctrl-F and type in the species name to 'find' the species name you are looking for. ***Scroll to the bottom of the gallery and click on the 'SHOW MORE' link at the bottom of the page to display more species.***

Tubaria rufofulva
Tubaria rufofulva

This species usually grows on fallen branches and twigs, a beautiful coloured maroon-brown, maroon-pink or liver brown fruitbody. Caps are 3-4cm across and stipe is around 3cm long. Spore print is medium brown. Found year round (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Pat Harrisson.

Tubaria rufofulva
Tubaria rufofulva

This species usually grows on fallen branches and twigs, a beautiful coloured maroon-brown, maroon-pink or liver brown fruitbody. Caps are 3-4cm across and stipe is around 3cm long. Spore print is medium brown. Found year round (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Tubaria rufofulva
Tubaria rufofulva

This species usually grows on fallen branches and twigs, a beautiful coloured maroon-brown, maroon-pink or liver brown fruitbody. Caps are 3-4cm across and stipe is around 3cm long. Spore print is medium brown. Found year round (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Herman Anderson.

Porpoloma yellow
Porpoloma yellow

A yellowish cap overlaid with pinkish scales, yellow gills and stout pale yellow stipe that has a pinkish coloured sheath close to the base of the stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Porpoloma 'yellow'
Porpoloma 'yellow'

A yellowish cap overlaid with pinkish scales, yellow gills and stout pale yellow stipe that has a pinkish coloured sheath close to the base of the stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Panellus longinquus
Panellus longinquus

This photogenic wood inhabiting fan-shaped fungus is a delicate pink colour, with a striated margin to the cap. It has pale pink sub decurrent gills and a short stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by HElson.

Panellus longinquus
Panellus longinquus

This photogenic wood inhabiting fan-shaped fungus is a delicate pink colour, with a striated margin to the cap. It has pale pink sub decurrent gills and a short stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014).Photo by Herman Anderson.

Panellus longinquus
Panellus longinquus

This photogenic wood inhabiting fan-shaped fungus is a delicate pink colour, with a striated margin to the cap. It has pale pink sub decurrent gills and a short stipe (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by HElson.

Mycena roseoflava
Mycena roseoflava

This species grows on small branches, pretty rosy pink cap 5-8mm across. Gills white to pale pink, decurrent with a short to 3mm long, stipe (Gates&Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

Mycena roseoflava
Mycena roseoflava

This species grows on small branches, pretty rosy pink cap 5-8mm across. Gills white to pale pink, decurrent with a short to 3mm long, stipe (Gates&Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Charlie Price.

Mycena kurramulla
Mycena kurramulla

This species grows on wood and has rosy-pink caps with white to pale pink decurrent gills with red margins. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gymnopius 'pink furry'
Gymnopius 'pink furry'

Found on living eucalyptus and decaying wood,cap is pink-brown covered with white furry layer that disappears with age. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gymnopius 'pink furry'
Gymnopius 'pink furry'

Found on living eucalyptus and decaying wood,cap is pink-brown covered with white furry layer that disappears with age. Photo by Heather Elson.

Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata
Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata

Growing in soil, brown cap to around 2.5cm across, brown stipe and lilac coloured, decurrent gills. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata
Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata

Growing in soil, brown cap to around 2.5cm across, brown stipe and lilac coloured, decurrent gills. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata
Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata

Growing in soil, brown cap to around 2.5cm across, brown stipe and lilac coloured, decurrent gills. Photo by Wendy Mycota.

Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata
Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata

Growing in soil, brown cap to around 2.5cm across, brown stipe and lilac coloured, decurrent gills. Photo by Wendy Mycota.

Hygrocybe roseoflavida
Hygrocybe roseoflavida

This delicate species grows in soil and has a pale pink viscid cap that is 1-2cm across, slightly crenate margin, decurrent gills and stipe that is yellow towards base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Hygrocybe roseoflavida
Hygrocybe roseoflavida

This delicate species grows in soil and has a pale pink viscid cap that is 1-2cm across, slightly crenate margin, decurrent gills and stipe that is yellow towards base (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014). Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Mycena vinacea
Mycena vinacea

Pinkish,brown,purple caps, striate nearer to the margin, stipe is similar colour to cap. When crushed, it smells of radish. Photo by Heather Elson.

Mycena vinacea
Mycena vinacea

Pinkish,brown,purple caps, striate nearer to the margin, stipe is similar colour to cap. When crushed, it smells of radish. This photo features how variable the colour can be due to environmental factors also. Photo by Heather Elson.

Lepista nuda
Lepista nuda

Buff coloured cap with purple gills, white/pink spores and purple mycelium. Not to be confused with Cortinarius with purple gills and brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Tasfungi Lepista nuda
Tasfungi Lepista nuda

Buff coloured cap with purple gills, white/pink spores and purple mycelium. Not to be confused with Cortinarius with purple gills and brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Tasfungi Lepista nuda
Tasfungi Lepista nuda

Buff coloured cap with purple gills, white/pink spores and purple mycelium. Not to be confused with Cortinarius with purple gills and brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Hygrocybe cheelii
Hygrocybe cheelii

This pretty species grows in soil, has dry caps approximately 2.5cm across, with paleer mauve decurrent gills and stipe with yellowish colouring at the base. Found in spring. Photo by Charlie Price.

Hygrocybe cheelii
Hygrocybe cheelii

This pretty species grows in soil, has dry caps approximately 2.5cm across, with paleer mauve decurrent gills and stipe with yellowish colouring at the base. Found in spring. Photo by Charlie Price.

Porpolomopsis lewelliniae
Porpolomopsis lewelliniae

Growing in soil, caps up to 60mm across, splitting as the cap expands. Spore print white. Photo by Heather Elson.

Porpolomopsis lewelliniae
Porpolomopsis lewelliniae

Growing in soil, caps up to 60mm across, splitting as the cap expands. Spore print white. Photo by Heather Elson.

Hygrocybe reesiae
Hygrocybe reesiae

A lilac-grey to lilac cap and pale lilac stipe, found growing in soil. Photo by Heather Elson.

Hygrocybe reesiae
Hygrocybe reesiae

A lilac-grey to lilac cap and pale lilac stipe, found growing in soil. Photo by Heather Elson.

Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri

Majestic soil dwelling species usually in groups, that is ectomycorrhizal. Purple, glutinous caps to around 10cm across, convex becoming broadly flattened. Rust coloured spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri

Immature specimen Photo by Heather Elson.

Russula lenkunya
Russula lenkunya

Purple cap, yellow gills and light to rosy-pink stipe, growing in soil. Photo by Heather Elson.

Russula species
Russula species

Some Russula species need further research in order to provide accurate identifications from visible features alone.

Russula sp. gills
Russula sp. gills

Some Russula species need further research in order to provide accurate identifications from visible features alone.

Cortinarius submagellanicus
Cortinarius submagellanicus

With cortina intact. Photo by Heather Elson.

Cortinarius submagellanicus
Cortinarius submagellanicus

Soil dwelling species with glutinous, translucent striate caps with lilac coloured gills, brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Cortinarius archeri
Cortinarius archeri

Majestic soil dwelling species usually in groups, that is ectomycorrhizal. Purple, glutinous caps to around 10cm across, convex becoming broadly flattened. Rust coloured spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Tasfungi Cortinarius submagellanicus
Tasfungi Cortinarius submagellanicus

Soil dwelling species with glutinous, translucent striate caps with lilac coloured gills, brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.

Tasfungi Cortinarius submagellanicus
Tasfungi Cortinarius submagellanicus

Soil dwelling species with glutinous, translucent striate caps with lilac coloured gills, brown spores. Photo by Heather Elson.