Blue Edge Pinkgill

Entoloma serrulatum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Blue Edge Pinkgill Entoloma serrulatum (Fr.) Hesler syn. Leptonia serrulata (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex then expanded and finally depressed; blue-black, becoming brownish with age, margin often slightly striate. Stem 15–20Γ—1–2mm; blue-grey to blackish, typically with black dots at apex; base covered in white down. Flesh thin; bluish-white. Gills sinuate; blue-grey with a blackish edge. Spores 10–12Γ—6–8ΒΌ, angular-ellipsoid. Spore print pink. Cystidia club-shaped with blue sap. Habitat in grass; summer to autumn. Occasional, more frequent in Scotland. Poisonous.

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