Sky Blue mushroom - Entoloma hochstetteri
Native to New Zealand and also found in India, there is no doubt that Entoloma hochstetteri (Entolomataceae) is one of the most distinctive mushrooms in the world due to its striking blue color.
Edibility of this beautiful mushroom is unknown and it may be poisonous as many of the genus Entoloma are. The blue color of the fruiting body is due to three azulene pigments and the mushroom is blue in its entirety including the gills and stipe, which is often twisted.
Photo credit: ©Yvan Richard | Locality: Horokino, Waikato, New Zealand (2007)