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Entoloma euchroum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Blaulicher Zartling, Ibolyaszínű döggomba, Leptonia euchroa
    Entoloma euchroa LEPTONIA EUCHROA Mushroom
    Ref No: 7703
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    location: Europe
    edibility: Deadly
    fungus colour: Violet or purple
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
    spore colour: Pink
    habitat: Grows on wood

    Entoloma euchroum (Pers.) Donk syn. Leptonia euchroa (Pers. Ex Fr.) Kummer Blaulicher Zartling Ibolyaszínű döggomba. Cap 1–4cm across, bell-shaped, beautifully violaceous, sometimes with a slight brownish tint at centre, silky-fibrous. Stem 20–60 x 2–4mm, concolorous with cap. Flesh bluish-pallid. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills rich violaceous with a darker edge. Spore print pink. Spores angular, 9–11 x 5–7.5um. Habitat on branches, stumps or fallen trunks of alder, hazel, beech or birch. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Said to be edible, better to avoid all Entelomas. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Found In Europe.

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