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Blue green fungi

Observed: 30th September 2012 By: Paul WilliamsPaul Williams’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Blue green fungi found growing on sandy soil amongst wood chip mulch at the foot of a yew hedge.

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

markwilson's picture

Is Stropharia aeruginosa the

Is Stropharia aeruginosa the only Stropharia that is this colour?

jhn7's picture

How pretty, great find!

At least three I know of! S. aerruginosa are slimy and have flecks of white scales, the gills are felty whitish aging to purply brown. S caerulea (Blue Roundhead) is similar, sticky but paler blue-green, gills light reddish brown and more widespread. S. hornemanni is larger, rarer and associated with conifers.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

flaxton's picture

And don't forget S

And don't forget S pseudocyanea

jhn7's picture

See link

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/238889

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

markwilson's picture

stropharia

Thanks for info

Mark