Entoloma bloxamii

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Entoloma bloxamii

October 2004 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, smooth, sometimes ridged, deep blue, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnate-emarginate, crowded, whitish then salmon pink

Stem

Equal, longitudinally lined, concolorous with the cap though sometimes white at the base

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy or radish

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Unimproved grassland and meadows

Spore Print

Red-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores angular, with 5 or 6 sides (7.5-9) x (6.5-8) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This beautiful fungus could be confused with the less robust E. nitidum