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.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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