Species: Gliophorus lilacipes HorakGo Back
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Description:
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Another species that is variable in colour, making it difficult to separate it from the other similar looking species, namely G. lilacinoides, G. versicolor 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. 


Close up showing the presents of cheilocystidia
Common name: None
Found: Lowland podocarp, Nothofagus forest
Substrate: Forest floor
Spore: White
Height: 60 mm
Width: 20 mm
Season: Early winter
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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  Scale = 7.6 mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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  Scale = 7.6mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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  Scale = 6.2mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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  Scale = 6.5mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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  Scale = 7mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar  
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Notice that the gills are decurent only G. versicolor mention above is also like this. Scale = 5fmm.
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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 one name.   
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar 
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  Scale = 5.5 mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar 
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 Scale = 8 mm.
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Gliophorus lilacipesScale bar 
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 Scale = 5 mm.
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