Observation 20553: Entoloma virescens (Sacc.) E. Horak

I have a similar file running on this species, (7732) but, what I discovered with this group of fungi that I found was that as Noah had described earlier in comments, the fungi changes colour with age \maturity to a green colour. All my previous examples never displayed this feature. One of the differences is this group were found in a Coastal Eucalypt reserve, where-as the others were found in the rainforest areas of Swans Crossing and Comboyne State Forest. The other difference which was quite outstanding was the saturation of colour in the younger specimens. I have shown as wide a variety as possible of this current collection. Clive has mentioned the differences in species on a couple of occasions also. I do believe that this group is different to the previous collection.(7732). One other thing that I noticed was the abundance of this species, where as in the rain forest I usually only see one or at the most two in any area. I had no difficulty in finding up to 15 examples in various stages of growth. I have nominated two species which have been discussed before in relation to the naming. As far as the colour of these images, the images were taken inRaw format with neutral colour control within the camera and no colour enhancement ( eg. saturation ) has been applied. The “green Effect” that I noticed can be seen in images 41887 Cap Top) & 41894 (Gill formation).
The light was late afternoon, and the additional lighting was fill flash in most incidences. The average specimen was about 30cm in height, and mantles were about 10-15mm across.(depending on stage of maturity etc.) I forgot to mention that all of these fungi were growing in Sandy Loam.

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Entoloma virescens (Sacc.) E. Horak (20553)

Hi Folks,
Thankyou for the great info and kind comments. Always appreciated. kk

By: Roy Halling (royh)
2012-05-22 16:23:13 CDT (-0400)

is also a genus in which this blue species is lodged. Cuboid spores being a major feature. So, look in Nolanea, Entoloma, and Inocephalus. Pick a genus according to the school of thought you adhere to. That will dictate which species name you use (if I remember this correctly).
I have seen this thing on Fraser Island, in rainforest and in dry sclerophyll. One feature you didn’t mention is the presence of a watery juice exuded from fresh material. Tim Baroni showed me this feature when we found it last year in southern Queensland. Stains yellow too.
A beautiful mushroom, Ian. Thanks!

wonderful fungi
By: Daniel Jimenez (Daniel CR)
2012-05-22 15:48:20 CDT (-0400)

Unfortunately Ive not found any info on the blueish mushroom for costa rica, other than Lactarius indigo, and I think my fungi is not the same as these ones (we are also soo far away). Thanks for sharing !

So this is
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-24 19:21:23 CDT (-0400)

what I found in NSW in Leura and will post it somewhen …

Blue Entoloma
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-24 17:55:28 CDT (-0400)

Hi Ian,
I had a poke around an Australian search engine and could find no record of E. hochstetteri occurring in Australia. Although this name may have been misapplied to E. virescens at sometime as its listed as a synonyms


I would not be concerned about them having green tints in age or the shade of blue. Fungi have little respect to rules or accepted descriptions and can very from one location to the next.

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