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Blue-black Leptonia (Entoloma parvum)
Blue-black Leptonia (Entoloma parvum) is one of several mushroom species with blue-black caps and blue-grey stalks which grace coastal redwood forests. Some mycologists consider the Leptonia subgroup of Entoloma to be a genus in its own right and use the alternate scientific name Leptonia parva.
Blue-black Leptonia (Entoloma parvum syn. Leptonia parva). Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz County, California, USA.
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