|Lepista nuda (Bull.:Fr.) Cooke|
The cap is pale blueish violet, brown at the centre. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is blueish lilac, without ring. The flesh is violaceous, then paler, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant, slightly spicy; its texture is fibrous. The gills are blueish, emarginate, crowded . The spore print is pale pink. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in the woods, wood edges, parks, with chestnut, beech, oak, pine, poplar, hazel. The fruiting period takes place from May to March.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : lilac-blue colour for the entire mushroom; smooth cap top, with a darker brownish centre when ageing; gills easily detached from cap; strong odour (vitamin B); often late in the season
Lepista nuda is occasional and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
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