BiostatusPresent in region - Origin uncertain
Article: Stevenson, G. (1962). The Agaricales of New Zealand: III. Kew Bulletin 16(2): 227–237.
Description: Recorded by Massee in Trans. N.Z. Inst. 3 I : 282 (1898).
Notes: These four species [placidum, lampropodum, asprellum, aethiops] have not been collected recently in New Zealand and are not represented in my herbarium. As the material on which the determinations were made over fifty years ago no longer remains at Kew, some doubt may be entertained about the records till these species are collected again.
Article: Massee, G.E. (1899) . The fungus flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 31: 282–349 Wellington:.
Description: Pileus convex, then expanded, not becoming campanulate, obtuse, at length; depressed,
almost even when young, never striate, at length more or less squamulose, mouse-colour, or
sooty-grey, with a blue tinge, becoming paler but not hygrophanous, about 2.5 cm across;
flesh thin; gills adnate, easily separating from the stem and appearing as if free, ventricose,
white, then pale flesh-colour ; spores irregularly nodulose or angular, 10-11 x 6-7 µ; stem
2.5-3.5 cm. long, up to 4 mm. thick, entirely cartilaginous, glabrous, even, not punctate
upwards, usually bluish-violet, hollow.
Habitat: Among grass, &c.
Distribution: Dannevirke, New Zealand. Europe, Australia.
Notes: Distinguished from several nearly allied species by the pileus not being umbilicate and not in
the least striate, and the stout stem.