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Lepista nuda.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Lila pereszke, lila tölcsérpereszke, Pied bleu, Rhodopaxille nu, Violetter Rötelritterling, Wood Blewit
Lepista nuda 2 F Mushroom
Ref No: 8701
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Lepista nuda 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9419
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Lepista nuda Mushroom
Ref No: 9420
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Violet or purple, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Pink
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lepista nuda (Bull. ex Fr.) Cooke syn. Tricholoma nudum (Bull. ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Rhodopaxillus nudus (Bull. ex Fr.) Maire. Wood Blewit, Pied bleu, Rhodopaxille nu, Violetter Rötelritterling, Lila pereszke, Agarico nudo, agarico violetto, Paarse schijnridder. Cap 6–12cm across, flattened-convex becoming depressed and wavy, bluish lilac at first then more brownish, drying paler. Stem 50–90´15–25mm, often slightly bulbous at the base, bluish-lilac, fibrillose. Flesh thick, bluish-lilac. Taste and smell strongly perfumed. Gills crowded, bluish-lilac fading with age to almost buff. Spore print pale pink. Spores elliptic, minutely spiny, 6–8´4–5m. Habitat in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Season autumn to early winter. Common. Edible – excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.


Mushroom Recipes
Blewit and Chicken Pie
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Wesley Ivins (United States) - 24 March 2014

Found Oct 2012,Jamestown,NC. U.S.A.
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James Tracy (United States) - 13 January 2014

Collected from a front lawn in Alameda, CA on Dec 7, 2012
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James Tracy (United States) - 13 January 2014

Collected from a front lawn in Alameda, CA on Dec 7, 2012
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 06 March 2013

Take this photo last Autumn near Nis,Serbia Micologycal Society of Nis,Serbia
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Elizabeth Westmark (United States) - 15 January 2013

Collected from woods near my home. Upside down on glass table.
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Elizabeth Westmark (United States) - 15 January 2013

Seen on January 13, 2013 near Pensacola, Florida.
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 21 December 2012

Tudor Ioana si Paul Covic, Romania, 21 decembrie 2012
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Chris von Ruhland (United Kingdom) - 13 December 2011

Spores stained with Melzer's reagent, showing inamyloid reaction
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Anthony Eccles (United Kingdom) - 26 November 2011

Found on my compost heap
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Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 13 November 2011

Sudden eruption of wood blewitts in the garden , quite a surprise for this time of year 13/11/11
Lepista nuda
Paul Kerr (United Kingdom) - 13 November 2011

Sudden eruption of wood blewitts in the garden , quite a surprise for this time of year 13/11/11
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Maggie Lowe (United Kingdom) - 12 November 2011

Maggie Lowe (Leeds) 11/11/2011 All laid out ready for drying in oven. This is HALF the amount I found! Found in a small area of woodland in Methley near Leeds.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 16 June 2011

Habitat in Zaplanje, village Gadžin Han (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 31 May 2011

These caps where 15cm across.I found them under conifers woods near Vranje,South Serbia. Photo by Marjan Kuštera,Serbia,Niš.
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Jon Bemrose (United Kingdom) - 31 October 2010

Lepista Nuda - Old Racecourse, Richmond, North Yorkshire UK 24/10/2010
Lepista nuda
Ian Brown (United Kingdom) - 14 October 2010

Found on 14/10/2010 in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
Lepista nuda
Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 October 2010

Leicester, England, October 2010
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Magdalena Halford (United States) - 14 January 2010

Lepista nuda
Magdalena Halford (United States) - 14 January 2010

Sierra Foothills - so far I found these in December and January
Lepista nuda
alec sime (United Kingdom) - 18 November 2009

wood blewit i found in hertfordshire
Lepista nuda
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 16 February 2009

Lepista nuda
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 16 February 2009

Hungarian name, Lila pereszke
Lepista nuda
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