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Chromosera cyanophylla

Distribution: North America and Europe C. cyanophylla usually grows in small groups and can be found in fall on rain-soaked conifer logs, as well as spring and early summer on wet conifer logs exposed by melting snow.

Substrate: rain-soaked conifer logs

Spores: Fall, spring, and early summer

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Long known as Mycena lilacifolia (Peck) A. H. Smith in North America, Chromosera cyanophylla is a beautiful, not uncommon, but often over-looked fungus. In Europe it was formerly known as Omphalina cyanophylla (Fries) Quélet.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.

Accepted Name:
Chromosera cyanophylla (Fr.) Redhead, Ammirati & Norvell

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chromosera cyanophylla in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Chromosera cyanophylla photos.

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