|Species: Entoloma hochstetteri (Reich.) Stevenson|
|This is the iconic blue fungi of New Zealand the species can very from very bright blue to a the dull blue to almost gray in colour.
Pileus 35-50 mm, broadly conical to conica, edges inturnedl. light blue to dark blue some times fadding at the top.
Lamellae adnexed to sub free, concolorous taking on a pinkish hue as spores mature.
Stipe 50 to 100 x 3-5 mm, cylindrica attenuateded to the top, concolorous.
Odour and Taste not distinctive.
Chemical reactions on pileus: KOH - light redish brown. HCl - yellowish.
Spores pink, 11-15 x 11-14 µm, cuboid.
Ecologye: Scattered; saprobic on soil among litter in broadleaved-conifer forests and Nothofagus Forests.
|Common name: None|
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Forest floor
|Height: 80 mm|
Width: 30 mm
|Scale = 8.5 mm.|
|Interesting was the size of this one with the cap been nearly 60 mm in diameter.||Scale = 10 mm.|
|Again the light blue variation that is most often seen in the Auckland region.||Scale = 13 mm.|
|Note the tree fern, this dark blue version is not that common the Auckland region.||Scale = 10 mm.|
|Its interesting in the two locations I know were this dark blue entoloma can be found its among tree ferns. I am left wondering if there is a relation ship between colour and habitat.||Scale = 30 mm.|
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