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Lepista nuda   (True Blewit)
Family
Thricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 6-12 cm diameter, stem 5-9 cm tall * 1.5-2.5 cm thick
Edibility

Description
This is a medium-sized, fleshy agaric, with a brownish cap and lilac gills. It grows in trooping groups, often in rings, on soil in mixed woods, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Cap violet-brown, emerges dark and bun-shaped, becoming convex and then flattened. It's colour becomes paler from the marigin as the cap surface dries. The flesh bluish lilac, thick, firm. Gills lilaceous, attached to the short, stout stem. Spores are pink. Stem colored as cap, more or less equal, fibrillose and often slightly thickened at the base. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species Unrelated poisonous look-alikes include species of Entoloma, Cortinarius and Hebeloma. Cortinarius mushrooms often have the remains of a veil under their caps and a ring-like impression on their stem.

Clitocybe nuda on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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