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

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  • synonyms: Entoloma chalybeum var. lazulinum, Leptonia lazulina, Rhodophyllus lazulinus, Schwarzblauer Zartling
    Entoloma lazulinum LEPTONIA LAZULINA Mushroom
    Ref No: 7707
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    location: Europe
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    fungus colour: Blue, Violet or purple, Black or blackish
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    spore colour: Pink
    habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

    Entoloma lazulinum (Pers. Ex Fr.) Hesl. syn. Leptonia lazulina (Fr.) Quél. syn. Rhodophyllus lazulinus (Fr.) Quél. New syn. Entoloma chalybeum var. lazulinum Schwarzblauer Zartling. Cap 1–2cm across, convex, blackish-blue, almost black at disc, covered in darker radiating fibres, margin striate. Stem 30–40 x 1–2mm, dark blue to blue-black or violet-blue. Flesh thin, dark blue. Smell strongly mushroomy. Gills at first deep bright blue or blue-grey becoming more pink with age. Spore print pink. Spores angularly oblong, 10–12 x 6.5–8um. Habitat grassland and heaths. Season autumn. Occasional – more common in the North and West. Poisonous. Found In Europe.
    The collection illustrated shows caps which are more conical than those found typically.

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    Branislav Uzelac (Yugoslavia) - 17 March 2024

    photo by Ljubimir Ljushtina from Serbia
    Entoloma lazulinum LEPTONIA LAZULINA
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