Another species that is variable in colour, making it difficult to separate it from the other similar looking species, namely G. lilacinoides
, G. versicolo
r and G. ostrinus
. Fortunately, it's the only species in this group that has cheilocystidia. The cheilocystidia can be seen as a glossy edge on the gills. A hand lens can be useful here (see the image to the right).
It's interesting, when looking at my photos, I see this species falls into two quite distinct colour ranges. I am left to wonder if we have two species hiding under the same name.
Common name: None
Found: Lowland podocarp, Nothofagus forest
Substrate: Forest floor
Height: 60 mm
Width: 20 mm
Season: Early winter
These pink ones are rather interesting. It's possible that the lilac colouring is dominating the fruiting body or there are two species hiding under the one name.