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Entoloma

Entoloma melanophthalmum

Description:

A small, slightly domed, striated cap very much darker at the middle and about 22mm across.
The stipe was narrow, smooth, about 40mm, and surprisingly black/indigo.
Gills were close and very clean white.

Habitat:

Beside a walking track in a local flower reserve. Growing with very short grasses and mosses and ground lichens.
Baluk Willum Flora Reserve.

Notes:

Possibly E.melanophthalmum
Reference - Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi by G. Gates & D. Ratkowsky. (one of the identifying features is the very dark centre of the cap which remains to maturiy)
http://www.mycobank.org/BioloMICS.aspx?T...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2020
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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