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Slimy cap blue-green mushroom

Observed: 9th November 2011 By: sv.kettlewellsv.kettlewell’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Slimy cap blue-green mushroom
In situ

Slimy blue-green mushrooms, about 4 cm diameter. Pinkish gills. Growing in waste grass between field and trees.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


magpie11's picture

Stropharia caerulea

Are there alternate names for this fungus? e.g. S.aeruginosa?

flaxton's picture

No. There are three very

No. There are three very similar species S aeruginosa, cearulea and pseudocyanea and it is all down to microscope work. There are slight differences of habitat but not enough to make a definitive id possible.

parad1se's picture

Did it smell of pepper? Could

Did it smell of pepper? Could be a clue.

Martincito's picture

Collins guide says S.

Collins guide says S. aeruginosa has gills with white felty edges and white scales which adhere persistently to the slimy cap; S. caerulea lacks the white gill edges and any velar remains are normally confined to margin and soon disappear; S. pseudocyanea has a peppery smell. Weighing this up I agree with the ID of S. caerulea, though would feel even more enthusiastic with an ID of Stropharia sp.