This is the iconic blue fungi of New Zealand the species can very from 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
Common name: None
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Forest floor
Height: 80 mm
Width: 30 mm
Interesting was the size of this one with the cap been nearly 60 mm in diameter.
Again the light blue variation that is most often seen in the Auckland region
Note the tree fern, this dark blue version is not that common the Auckland region.
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.