Indigo Pinkgill - Entoloma chalybaeum var. chalybaeum

    Description

    The cap is 2 to 5 cm in diameter, convex and umbilicate; dark steel blue with a covering of fine hairs or scales. The gills are white at first, becoming dirty salmon pink; they are rather thick and moderately spaced.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Deciduous woodland, and occasionally in grassland and heaths.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Never common, but more frequent in Scotland (particularly, it seems, in the west) and in the north-west of England and Wales than it is elsewhere in the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map