When: 2011-08-22

Collection location: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Roy Halling (royh)

Specimen available

In situ image didn’t work; so brought it indoors. First report for grounds of NY Bot Garden among leaf litter under American beech, although known from Florida to Massachusetts.

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Proposed Names

92% (2)
Recognized by sight: Pale violet/lilac pilei and lamellae; whitish stipe; odor foetid/alliaceous
Used references: Halling (1983) The genus Collybia . . .. Also at: Collybia
Based on chemical features: Blue with alkali

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nice to see that such a good-looking fungus is expanding its range…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-22 18:24:04 CDT (-0500)

I was thrilled to find this one in the SE several years ago, hunting with Walt Sundberg out of Highlands.

Looks like your workplace is hopping with cool fungi this year; lucky you.