Story: Fungi

Blue mushroom (1st of 3)

Blue mushroom

The bright sky-blue colour of Entoloma hochstetteri resembles the blue wattle of the kōkako bird; hence the Māori name for this fungus, werewere-kōkako. It is sometimes common in lowland conifer–broadleaf forests.

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - New Zealand fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11560/blue-mushroom (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Peter Buchanan, published 24 Sep 2007