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Blue fungi_1

Observed: 13th November 2011 By: bensonbirdmanbensonbirdman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
blue fungi_1
blue fungi_2

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

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There are three very similar ones and they can only be separated by microscopic identification of spores.If you just put genus down I would agree,lovely colour I found one a week ago.


Martincito's picture

Whoops - put in my suggested

Whoops - put in my suggested ID before I saw your comment Fenwickfield...

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was told

I tried to id one a few weeks ago and was informed by one of the experts that for definite id spore samples were needed for microscopic id.I think there is still a difference by sight alone but that wasn't the case ,so I stick to Genus now.I think you need to find one and put it under the microscope as I have to wait for Santa to bring mine.


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I remember now... S.

I remember now... S. aeruginosa, S. caerulea (paler and lacking white gill edges) and S. pseudocyanea (peppery smell)... suggest bensonbirdman puts the generic Stropharia ID and I too will agree it.