When: 2009-03-02

Collection location: Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Found in leaf litter under very old Leptospermum scoparium in native New Zealand forest.
Pileus: 20-50mm in diameter. Hemispheric to plane. Colour silvery blue grey.
Stipe: 50-60mm long by 10-15mm in diameter. Colour pale blue.
Lamellae: Attachment adnate. Close to subdistant. Broad. Colour pale pink.


Copyright © 2009 Michael
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Copyright © 2009 Michael
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Copyright © 2009 Michael
Copyright © 2009 Michael
Spores. All microscopy scale divisions=2.5 microns.
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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-03 21:07:10 CST (-0600)

Yes I did notice the similarity to E. bloxamii, I will keep an eye out for your images!

the same
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-03 20:10:05 CST (-0600)

This could be the same I found in Australia in the Blue Mountains and that resembled E.bloxamii/pseudobloxamii a lot. …. I’ll have to look for the photos and will post them in future time … keep an eye for it!

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-03 19:47:43 CST (-0600)

Yes, although on white paper they look more pinkish brown, the colour can be seen on the stipe in the close up of the gill attachment.

Are the spores the reddish pink color you see in the 2nd photo?
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-03-03 19:36:52 CST (-0600)

Great pictures and nice micro shots

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