Arrhenia chlorocyanea

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Arrhenia chlorocyanea

26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Plano-convex, with a small peak at the centre, becoming depressed with age, scurfy, margin lined, scalloped, dark blue grey when young, then paler, often with green hues, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, distant, pale blue grey

Stem

Equal, slender, smooth, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Thin

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late winter to early spring

Distribution

Very rare

Habitat

On sandy soil with mosses and lichens

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (7-9.5) x (3.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

See also Boomsluiter in Field Mycology 7(2). I am grateful to David Edington and Nick Cantle for providing me with the location of this very rare fungus. The site was originally found by Nick Cantle.

Additional Photographs

Arrhenia chlorocyanea

12 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Arrhenia chlorocyanea

20 March 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Arrhenia chlorocyanea

31 January 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin