When: 2008-06-15

Collection location: Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia [Click for map]

Who: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)

No specimen available

A very small, iridescent-blue entoloma with blackish tinge on its stalk and yellow gills growing on a decayed stump (possibly Pinus sylvestris) in mixed birch, aspen, and pine forest within the town limits of Akademgorodok.

The species is described from a flower pot in an orchid farm on Canary Islands, and was found in 2008 in the Altai region which is several hundred km south from Novosibirsk. A possible explanation involves poorly sterilized substrate – orchids are grown on ground pine bark and Russia surely exports a lot of it :)


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Based on microscopic features: confirmed microscopically by Olga Morozova (Komarov Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia)

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