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synonyms: Grünspanträuschling, Strophaire vert-de-gris, Verdigris Agaric, Vert-de-gris, Zöld harmatgomba
Stropharia aeruginosa Mushroom
Ref No: 8923
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Stropharia aeruginosa Mushroom
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Stropharia aeruginosa2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8946
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Blue, Green
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides , Grows on plant material/manure

Stropharia aeruginosa (Curt. ex Fr.) Quél. Verdigris Agaric, Strophaire vert-de-gris, Vert-de-gris, Grünspanträuschling, Zöld harmatgomba, Strofaria grigio-verde, Kopergroenezwam. Cap 2–8cm across, convex to bell-shaped then flattened and slightly umbonate, blue to blue-green from the gluten and flecked with white scales, becoming pale yellowish as this is lost. Stem 40–100 x 4–12mm, whitish to blue, apex smooth, covered in small whitish scales below the spreading membranous ring. Flesh whitish-blue. Smell none. Gills white then clay brown, often with a white edge. Cheilocystidia obtuse, clavate-capitate or lageniform capitate; lanceolate chrysocystidia found on gill face and only rarely on gill-edge. Spore print brownish-purple. Spores elliptic, 7–10 x 5um. Habitat woods, heaths and pastures. Season late spring to late autumn. Common. Poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Selcuk Cinar (Turkey) - 02 November 2015

Bolu Turkiye
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Yves Peeters (Belgium) - 07 February 2015

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 10 April 2013

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Chloe Long (United Kingdom) - 15 May 2012

Milton Keynes- November 2011
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Robin Aldworth (United Kingdom) - 29 November 2011

photos taken 25th november 2011 in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, UK. Largest dome 6 cms diameter
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Joelle Gazaille (Canada) - 09 October 2011

Our 10 years old daughter, Léa, came running back at the house when she saw those amazing looking mushrooms near our home... In Quebec city, Canada Quite a nice surprise!
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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2010

Photographed in Monkwood, Worcestershire.
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 27 November 2009

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 04 February 2009

Hungarian name, Zöld harmatgomba
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 27 January 2009

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