Name: Bolbitius reticulatus
Author: (Pers.) Ricken
Citation: Blatterpilze 1: 68. 1915.
Misspellings: Bolbitious aleuriatus
Org. published as: Agaricus reticulatus Pers. (1801).
Cap: 1.5-5 cm; broadly bell-shaped to broadly convex, becoming flat; fragile; purple, grayish, or lilac gray; the center usually darker than the edge; slimy; smooth; strongly lined, often nearly all the way to the center.
Gills: Free from the stem or very narrowly attached to it; close or nearly crowded; whitish, becoming faintly pinkish, then rusty cinnamon.
Stem: 3-7 cm long; up to about .5 cm thick; equal; hollow; finely scaly, powdery, or finely hairy; white.
Flesh: Insubstantial; whitish.
Odor: Not distinctive.
Spore Print: Rusty brown.
Microscopic Features: Spores 9-13 × 4-6 µ; more or less elliptical; smooth; with a pore at one end. Brachybasidioles present on gills. Pileipellis a hymeniform trichoderm.