Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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19% (3)
Recognized by sight
-25% (2)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: re-collected January 2015. pink present on gill faces.
Based on microscopic features: angular, entolomatoid spores
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I agree…
By: Pyrolight8
2020-12-09 19:11:25 CST (-0500)

I agree that the 2015 collection belongs in the Entolomataceae (possibly in Entoloma subgenus Leptonia sect. Dichroi), but this is definitely not the same species. This is a Calocybe.

WHAT an amazing color!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-29 23:30:09 CST (-0500)

hot find.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-29 22:00:53 CST (-0500)

I see yellowish gills, am I seeing “things”? The stip, maybe in the second picture a little bit yellowish. About the violet fibrils, violet is there… the fibrils no, at least I don´t see them in those pictures. Would it be a important key?

for starters
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-12-29 21:44:17 CST (-0500)

lamellae yellow, stipe yellow with violet fibrils.

What do you think
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-29 21:22:12 CST (-0500)

that in description of C. Cyanea doesn’t match your pictures?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-12-29 20:58:38 CST (-0500)

I had not seen that article. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Judging by the key, the photos, and the description, this is not much of a match for C. cyanea, but the now broken link from MycoKey Ecuador was pretty convincing… when the image was still being hosted. Maybe Thomas and Jens accidentally put the wrong name to their blue agaric…

It seems like it…
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-29 17:38:50 CST (-0500)

And it is so rare… you’re lucky! I don’t know if you have already read this…


By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-29 23:08:16 CDT (-0400)

is one gorgeous fungus.

Not necessarily
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-14 01:36:03 CST (-0500)

Calocybe can have pinkish-buff spores, similar to the color from a Lepista

it’s a guess
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-14 01:24:36 CST (-0500)

but I agree, there’s a strong likeness there. Still, I see pink between the gills in my photo. Calocybe ought to have white spores, yes?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-13 23:17:01 CST (-0500)

A blue Calocybe… sure looks like that photo.
Great stuff.