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26 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
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
Decurrent, distant, pale blue grey
Equal, slender, smooth, concolorous with the cap
Late winter to early spring
On sandy soil with mosses and lichens
Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (7-9.5) x (3.5-5.5) µm2
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.
12 February 2011 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
20 March 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
31 January 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin